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Roget category 248

2. Words relating to space
2.3. Form
›› 2.3.2. Special form

#248. [Complex curvature.] Convolution


winding etc. v. — convolution, involution, circumvolutionwave, undulation, tortuosity, anfractuositysinuosity, sinuationmeandering, circuit, circumbendibus, twist, twirl, windings and turnings, ambagestorsioninosculationreticulation etc. (crossing) 219rivulationroughness etc. 256.
coil, roll, curlbuckle, spiral, helix, corkscrew, worm, volute, rundletendrilscollop, scallop, escalopkinkammonite, snakestone.
serpent, eel, maze, labyrinth.


be convoluted etc. adj. — wind, twine, turn and twist, twirlwave, undulate, meanderinosculateentwine, intwinetwist, coil, rollwrinkle, curl, crisp, twillfrizzlecrimp, crape, indent, scollop, scallop, wring, intortcontortwreathe etc. (cross) 219.


convolutedwinding, twisted etc. v. — tortile, tortivewavyundated, undulatory circling, snaky, snake-like, serpentineserpent, anguill, vermiformvermicularmazy, tortuous, sinuous, flexuous, anfractuous, reclivate, rivulose, scolecoidsigmoid, sigmoidal [Geom.]spiriferous, spiroidinvolved, intricate, complicated, perplexedlabyrinth, labyrinthic, labyrinthian, labyrinthineperistalticdaedaliankinky, knotted.
wreathy, frizzly, crepe, buckledraveled etc. (in disorder) 59.
spiral, coiled, helicalcochleate, cochleousscrew-shapedturbinated, turbiniform.


in and out, round and rounda can of wormsGordian knot.

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