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Monday, September 28, 2009

Definitions for sinuous

  1. Characterized by many curves or turns; winding.
  2. Characterized by graceful curving movements.
  3. Not direct; devious.

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Citations for sinuous
Long gone are the days when a "robotic movement" meant something jerky, awkward, and stiff: The new robo-fish that have just been unveiled by engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology swim through the water with sinuous grace. Eliza Strickland, Discover Magazine
A single tree
With sinuous trunk, boughs exquisitely wreathed,
Grew there; an ash which Winter for himself
Decked out with pride, and with outlandish grace
William Wordsworth, The Prelude, Book VI, "Cambridge and the Alps"
Origin of sinuous
1570-1580
Sinuous is from Latin sinuōsus, from sinus, curve.