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One, with his chin propped on his knees, stared at nothing, in an intoler- able and appalling manner: his brother phantom rested its forehead, as if overcome with a great weariness; and all about others were scattered in every pose of contorted collapse, as in some picture of a massacre or a pestilence.
Autumn had already shrivelled their tawny leaves, and their high branches, black and contorted, looked like horrid heads of hair, mingled with quaint reptiles such as the ancient sculptors have made on the head of Medusa.
Everything hath been radically contorted and distorted by the good.
Instead of looking for a physical defect in the brain, those who treat delusions look for the repressed desire which has found this contorted mode of expression.
I had expected to see it discomposed, contorted, despairing.
And from morning till night one could see all over the land black denuded boughs, the boughs gnarled and twisted, as if contorted with pain, swaying sadly between the wet clouds and the soaked earth.
Weller contorted his features from behind the wheel-barrow, for the exclusive amusement of the boy with the leggings, who thereupon burst into a boisterous laugh, and was summarily cuffed by the long gamekeeper, who wanted a pretext for turning round, to hide his own merriment.
A spasm of pain contorted his features; he threw his hands out in front of him, staggered, and then, with a hoarse cry, fell heavily upon the floor.
To their contorted natures it had become a spirited and chivalrous thing to volunteer for service against some man who had never injured them, and whom in many cases they had never seen in their lives.
Her eyes seemed to be starting out of their sockets, the brow and the whole face were drawn and contorted convulsively.
Sydney, Apr 29 ( ANI ): Former American basketball star Shaquille O'Neal has reportedly come under criticism for mocking a disabled man's selfie with his own contorted impersonation.
com/) a tree transplanting and tree nursery company in the Seattle area, recently completed a difficult transplant job of a contorted Filbert tree in South Bellevue.