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In less favorable conditions, in cases where the degree of tortuousness, slope and curvature are higher, the user must reduce the speed.
Nonetheless, it is not difficult to find in his music chordal progressions whose unexpected tortuousness seems to produce curious harmonic equivalents of the poetics of concettismo fashionable in those years.
Mackail sensed a "cramped, gritty, discontinuous quality" in the writing, "a certain stiffness, tortuousness, or cumbrousness .
An early essay (1914-15) on two poems of Friedrich Holderlin, unpublished in Benjamin's lifetime like most of the writings in this collection, employed a style that, according to the translator, is "hieratic, cryptic, and high-flown, and in places written in a German whose tortuousness defies deciphering.