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Definition of Tortuous
TortuousTortuous Tor"tu*ous, a. [OE. tortuos, L. tortuosus, fr. tortus
a twisting, winding, fr. torquere, tortum, to twist: cf. F.
tortueux. See Torture.]
1. Bent in different directions; wreathed; twisted; winding;
as, a tortuous train; a tortuous train; a tortuous leaf or
The badger made his dark and tortuous hole on the
side of every hill where the copsewood grew thick.
2. Fig.: Deviating from rectitude; indirect; erroneous;
That course became somewhat lesstortuous, when the
battle of the Boyne had cowed the spirit of the
3. Injurious: tortious. [Obs.]
4. (Astrol.) Oblique; -- applied to the six signs of the
zodiac (from Capricorn to Gemini) which ascend most
rapidly and obliquely. [Obs.] --Skeat.
Infortunate ascendent tortuous. --Chaucer.
--Tor"tu*ous*ly, adv. -- Tor"tu*ous*ness, n.
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