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  • 1 Writhing — Writhe Writhe, v. t. [imp. {Writhed}; p. p. {Writhed}, Obs. or Poetic {Writhen}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Writhing}.] [OE. writhen, AS. wr[=i]?an to twist; akin to OHG. r[=i]dan, Icel. r[=i]?a, Sw. vrida, Dan. vride. Cf. {Wreathe}, {Wrest}, {Wroth}.]… …

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  • 2 writhing — raɪð n. writhing movement, twisting of the body; contorting in pain; wriggling, squirming, contorting v. twist; be tormented (by pain); bend …

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  • 3 writhing — noun A twisting struggle …

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  • 4 writhing — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. twisting, squirming, moving painfully, twitching, groveling, laboring, convulsed, agonized, suffering. Ant. resting*, still, sleeping …

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  • 5 writhing — adjective moving in a twisting or snake like or wormlike fashion (Freq. 2) wiggly worms • Syn: ↑wiggly, ↑wriggling, ↑wriggly • Similar to: ↑moving • Derivati …

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  • 6 writhing number — (W) in topology (def. 3), the number of superhelical turns in a DNA molecule with constrained ends …

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  • 7 Lined writhing skink — Taxobox | name = Lined writhing skink regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Reptilia ordo = Squamata subordo = Sauria familia = Scincidae genus = Lygosoma species = L. lineata binomial = Lygosoma lineata binomial authority = Gray, 1839The …

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  • 8 brachial dance — writhing of tortuous brachial arteries under the skin, sometimes observed in elderly arteriosclerotic patients …

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  • 9 Superhelix — A superhelix is a molecular structure in which a helix is itself coiled into a helix. This is significant to both proteins and genetic material, such as overwound circular DNA.The earliest significant reference in molecular biology is from 1971,… …

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  • 10 List of Silent Hill monsters — The following is a list of monsters in the video game series Silent Hill . Silent Hill (1999)Common enemies*Air Screamer Pterodactyl like creatures that fly close to the ground surface and travel around in packs. They tend to linger around areas… …

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  • 11 Athetosis — Involuntary writhing movements particularly of the arms and hands. * * * A condition in which there is a constant succession of slow, writhing, involuntary movements of flexion, extension, pronation, and supination of the fingers and hands, and… …

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  • 12 Cthulhu Mythos deities — Writer H.P. Lovecraft created a number of fictional beings throughout the course of his literary career, including the Great Old Ones and the Outer Gods. The Elder Gods are a later creation of writer such as August Derleth, who is credited with… …

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  • 13 Writhe — Writhe, v. t. [imp. {Writhed}; p. p. {Writhed}, Obs. or Poetic {Writhen}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Writhing}.] [OE. writhen, AS. wr[=i]?an to twist; akin to OHG. r[=i]dan, Icel. r[=i]?a, Sw. vrida, Dan. vride. Cf. {Wreathe}, {Wrest}, {Wroth}.] [1913… …

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  • 14 Writhed — Writhe Writhe, v. t. [imp. {Writhed}; p. p. {Writhed}, Obs. or Poetic {Writhen}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Writhing}.] [OE. writhen, AS. wr[=i]?an to twist; akin to OHG. r[=i]dan, Icel. r[=i]?a, Sw. vrida, Dan. vride. Cf. {Wreathe}, {Wrest}, {Wroth}.]… …

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  • 15 Writhen — Writhe Writhe, v. t. [imp. {Writhed}; p. p. {Writhed}, Obs. or Poetic {Writhen}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Writhing}.] [OE. writhen, AS. wr[=i]?an to twist; akin to OHG. r[=i]dan, Icel. r[=i]?a, Sw. vrida, Dan. vride. Cf. {Wreathe}, {Wrest}, {Wroth}.]… …

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  • 16 writhe — [[t]ra͟ɪð[/t]] writhes, writhing, writhed VERB If you writhe, your body twists and turns violently backwards and forwards, usually because you are in great pain or discomfort. He was writhing in agony... The subject makes her writhe with… …

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  • 17 writhe — [c]/raɪð / (say ruydh) verb (writhed, writhing) –verb (i) 1. to twist the body about, or squirm, as in pain, violent effort, etc.: a heap of writhing limbs. 2. to shrink mentally, as in acute discomfort, embarrassment, etc. –verb (t) 3. to twist… …

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  • 18 wriggle — I. verb (wriggled; wriggling) Etymology: Middle English, from or akin to Middle Low German wriggeln to wriggle; akin to Old English wrigian to turn more at wry Date: 15th century intransitive verb 1. to move the body or a bodily part to and fro… …

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  • 19 Huntington's disease — Classification and external resources A microscope image of …

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  • 20 The Call of Cthulhu — Infobox short story | name = The Call of Cthulhu author = H. P. Lovecraft country = United States language = English genre = Horror short story published in = Weird Tales publisher = media type = Novel pub date = February, 1928: For the 2005 film …

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