Con*tor"tion (?), n. [L. contortio: cf. F. contorsion. See Contort, and cf. Torsion.]

A twisting; a writhing; wry motion; a twist; as, the contortion of the muscles of the face.


All the contortions of the sibyl, without the inspiration. Burke.


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