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With regard to writhing test in mice, the number of writhes has been reduced significantly from 51.
Upstairs aboard the bus from Blyth, Now less high jinx, no more we'd writhe.
The total number of writhes in 10 min was highest in control group and lowest in aspirin group.
In bouts that can last 20 minutes to an hour, marine worms of the suborder Cotylea feint and writhe for position.
In one circle of hell, Pope Boniface VIII and two recent Cardinals (Law and O'Connor) drool and and writhe, muttering perversions worthy of Sade as they wander among the bodies of some young new arrivals, preparing to molest their souls.
Of particular interest are a bevy of Stone Age curses and put-downs, including "May a woolly mammoth soil your rock shelter," "Your breath scares off hungry cave bears," and "The Sky Gods writhe at the sight of your face.
Sasha Fierce, then she slid into a sequinned frock to writhe around like a mermaid to the music.
The sequence culminates in the extraordinary Baroque figureheads by the sculptor Johan Tornstrom which writhe toward the light and the heart of the military complex (at night their glass box becomes a beacon for the whole harbour).
To understand more completely how DNA supercoils and the forces that make the strands writhe, Tamar Schlick, a mathematician and Howard Hughes Medical Institute researcher at New York University, and her colleagues have developed a computer model that links knot theory to biochemistry
As we watch Clive Crawford of the dance group DV-8 writhe to the beat of a different drummer, Grace Slick belts out her anthem to other leaves of grass.
Next, Keller, her friend Patti-Rae Daniels and I will crawl, writhe and twist through the narrow passages and chambers on a three-hour guided tour that's a claustrophiliac's delight.
Dancers writhe and cavort in it, toss handfuls into the air, and collapse in ecstatic prostration.