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tortile

[tawr-til] /ˈtɔr tɪl/
adjective
1.
twisted; coiled.
Origin of tortile
1650-1660
1650-60; < Latin tortilis, equivalent to tort(us) twisted (see tort) + -ilis -ile
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  • He that would behold a very anomalous motion, may observe it in the tortile and tiring stroaks of Gnatworms.

British Dictionary definitions for tortile

tortile

/ˈtɔːtaɪl/
adjective
1.
(rare) twisted or coiled
Derived Forms
tortility (tɔːˈtɪlɪtɪ) noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin tortilis winding, from tortus twisted, from torquēre to twist
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