a.1.Crooked; tortuous; hence, perverse; unfair; dishonest.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The billboards to his left are "Shabby, shoddy, perverse and twistical, / Shamefully boastful, / Shyly mystical," while the poetic refrain keeps asking "Who put them there, in the way, and why?" (2:522).