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Friday, September 13, 2013

Definitions for anfractuous

  1. characterized by windings and turnings; sinuous; circuitous: an anfractuous path.

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Citations for anfractuous
Down high anfractuous rocks flowed the odor of rotten eggs from nests deserted by the hawks. Jean Giono, The Horseman on the Roof, 1982
At the foot of this anfractuous path which leads to the summit of Sam's Island lies the incredible Black Bay. Ishmael Reed, The Free-Lance Pallbearers, 1967
Origin of anfractuous
Anfractuous is a back formation of the word anfractuosity meaning "a winding bend."