Laying hold of a gnarled root that reached down like a writhen arm, he drew himself noiselessly up the slope.
They quickly fired the house, and thrusting away the wooden support under their feet, gave their necks to the noose to be writhen.
She turned up to him her pitiful, writhen face, white as parchment.
And in the orchards were mounds, "writhen about with degrees like turninges of cokilshilles, to cum to the top without payn."
His pallid countenance was writhen with anguish, and his limbs shook.
Then the Raven thought an' thought; an' he got very cur'ous to know why his young men died so writhen an' twisted.
With writhen trunks and stiff contorted limbs they take the storm and flying scud as poppies take the sun.
Methought his detestable features at length enlarged, moved, and were writhen in mockery and scorn.
He has drawn back a pace or two, and now stands leaning against one of the bent and writhen trunks of the old trees.
Goneril kept shifting about to get herself into the narrow shadow cast by the split and writhen trunk.