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v. Archaic
A past participle of writhe.
Twisted; contorted.
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a past participle of writhe
twisted; distorted
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- "Twisted or contorted out of shape."
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 something arranged in the form of coils, having folds or windings, 1542.
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Adj.1.writhen - twisted (especially as in pain or struggle); "his mad contorted smile"; "writhed lips"; "my writhen features"- Walter scott
crooked - having or marked by bends or angles; not straight or aligned; "crooked country roads"; "crooked teeth"
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References in classic literature ?
He stalked stiff-legged, with a snarl writhen on his lips, and with recurrent waves of hair- bristling along his back and up his shoulders and neck.
The biopsy of abdominal adipose tissues undergoing surgery was on the protocol to perform pathological analysis, and the mRNA sample taken had been informed before surgery, and every subject accepted to participate by signing a wriThen informed consent.
The word 'wreath' derives from the Old English word, 'writhen', which means to writhe or twist.