Usage examples for convoluted

  1. Here is the new Fort Duquesne that is holding the place of the confluence of the rivers and trails just beyond the Alleghanies, and this is the ammunition with which that begrimed but strong- faced garrison defends the valley to- day, supports the city on the environing hills and the convoluted plateau back of the point, spans streams the world around, builds the skeletons of new cities and protects the coasts of their country. – The French in the Heart of America by John Finley
  2. Here, though, the tundra of Pluto was buckled and convoluted, so that two low jagged ranges of snow- clad hills separated the ships. – World Beyond Pluto by C. H. Thames
  3. Except for those scars, the convoluted ridges of tissue, the livid patches and the ghastly hollows where once his cheeks and lips and forehead had been smooth and regular, he was as he had always been. – The Hidden Places by Bertrand W. Sinclair
  4. Here the onward sweep from the northwest had built the snow out, beyond the supporting base, into a thick overhanging ledge which here and there had sagged; but by virtue of that tensile strength and cohesion in snow which I have mentioned already, it still held together and now looked convoluted and ruffled in the most deceiving way. – Over Prairie Trails by Frederick Philip Grove
  5. The latter is partly straight and partly convoluted in a very flat spire. – The Student's Elements of Geology by Sir Charles Lyell
  6. The Epeira works on the same principles as the Mollusc of the convoluted shell. – The Life of the Spider by J. Henri Fabre
  7. She had a light- coloured name with the letters so harmoniously convoluted as to be quite beyond my inferior power of pronunciation, so that if I wished to refer to her in her absence I had to indicate the one I meant by likening her to a full- blown chrysanthemum, a piece of rare jade, an ivory pagoda of unapproachable antiquity, or some other object of admitted grace. – The Mirror of Kong Ho by Ernest Bramah
  8. The petals were closely enfolded, concealing whatever sort of body lay hidden beneath, and at the base was a convoluted pedestal that gave the odd impression of a ruffled, tiny skirt. – Where the World is Quiet by Henry Kuttner
  9. How can you have a convoluted intelligence? – The Short Life by Francis Donovan
  10. It is really quite unusual for Ballantyne to write in such a convoluted manner. – The Thorogood Family by R.M. Ballantyne
  11. His ears were throbbing in unison with the regular crash of rams on metal, but his eyes never left the convoluted mounds of intelligent matter so fantastically featured by the internal radiance of the life- giving liquid. – The Affair of the Brains by Anthony Gilmore
  12. While the convoluted intestines are like the roots of a tree, absorbing nurture for it from environment. – Feminism and Sex-Extinction by Arabella Kenealy
  13. Thus the large intestine encircles, in the form of a horseshoe, the convoluted mass of small intestines. – A Practical Physiology by Albert F. Blaisdell
  14. When the man awoke he looked upon his own brains and saw that they were very much like calf's brains, except that they were more convoluted and sutured. – The Book of Gud by Dan Spain Harold Hersey
  15. White faces watched from the viewport as they clomped across the convoluted terrain. – A World Called Crimson by Darius John Granger
  16. We cannot draw such an inference, because the highest and most civilised races of Man exceed in the average of their cranial capacity the lowest races, the European brain, for example, being larger than that of the negro, and somewhat more convoluted and less symmetrical, and those apes, on the other hand, which approach nearest to Man in the form and volume of their brain being more intelligent than the Lemurs, or still lower divisions of the mammalia, such as the Rodents and Marsupials, which have smaller brains. – The Antiquity of Man by Charles Lyell
  17. The Galaxy, when viewed with a powerful telescope, is found to consist of congeries of stars, vast stellar aggregations, great luminous tracts resolvable into clouds of stars of overpowering magnificence, superb clusters of various orders, and convoluted nebulous streams wandering 'with mazy error' among 'islands of light and lakes of darkness, ' resolved by the telescope into banks of shining worlds. – The Astronomy of Milton's 'Paradise Lost' by Thomas Orchard