distorted shape

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Noun1.distorted shape - a shape resulting from distortion
shape, form - the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance; "geometry is the mathematical science of shape"
crookedness, torsion, tortuosity, tortuousness, contortion - a tortuous and twisted shape or position; "they built a tree house in the tortuosities of its boughs"; "the acrobat performed incredible contortions"
buckle, warp - a shape distorted by twisting or folding
gnarl, knot - something twisted and tight and swollen; "their muscles stood out in knots"; "the old man's fists were two great gnarls"; "his stomach was in knots"
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But for his raised leg he clung so flat to the floor and had taken on himself such a distorted shape that he might have been the mere shadow of Senor Ortega.
In reading many of the publications against the Constitution, a man is apt to imagine that he is perusing some ill-written tale or romance, which instead of natural and agreeable images, exhibits to the mind nothing but frightful and distorted shapes --
For twenty minutes he pored over them, when suddenly they commenced to take familiar though distorted shapes.
The distorted shape of spiral galaxy NGC 7714 shows the effects of its galactic entanglements; the galaxy's mangled but outstretched arms reflect an ongoing merger with NGC 7715, an edge-on spiral galaxy just outside the frame of this image.
W49B is also a curiously interesting supernova remnant, with a slightly distorted shape compared to what astronomers are used to seeing.
A key feature of that R&D process involved finding a sufficiently powerful artificial beacon--a laser guide star--to provide the necessary data for defining in real time the distorted shape of the light beam entering the telescope.
This remarkable Optical-art (Op-art) painter distorted shape and used colors that alternate, balance and complement.
The blood can indicate a range of factors pointing to poor health, for example red blood cells with a badly distorted shape might suggest folic-acid deficiency or anaemia, which will make someone feel very sluggish.
Strangers can hide slightly out of view, or the distorted shape could appear to be a neighbor but actually be someone else.
The black square in the painting of that name is not placed exactly is the middle of the canvas (a point that Milner overlooks), and in later paintings (as Milner brings out well) an extraordinary dramatic tension is generated by the odd collocation or slightly distorted shape of some of the cubes and rectangles; Malevich's geometrical shapes have a touchingly human individuality to them.
In young, developing leaves of broad-leaved species, and occasionally in petals, the translocation of fluoride to the margins and tips leads to a distorted shape.