#243. [Irregularity of form.] Distortion. -- N. distortion, detortion[obs], contortion; twist, crookedness &c. (obliquity) 217; grimace; deformity; malformation, malconformation[obs]; harelip; monstrosity, misproportion[obs], want of symmetry, anamorphosis[obs]; ugliness &c. 846; talipes[obs]; teratology.
V. distort, contort, twist, warp, wrest, writhe, make faces, deform, misshape.
Adj. distorted &c. v.; out of shape, irregular, asymmetric, unsymmetric[obs], awry, wry, askew, crooked; not true, not straight; on one side, crump[obs], deformed; harelipped; misshapen, misbegotten; misproportioned[obs], ill proportioned; ill-made; grotesque, monstrous, crooked as a ram's horn; camel backed, hump backed, hunch backed, bunch backed, crook backed; bandy; bandy legged, bow legged; bow kneed, knock kneed; splay footed, club footed; round shouldered; snub nosed; curtailed of one's fair proportions; stumpy &c. (short) 201; gaunt &c. (thin) 203; bloated &c. 194; scalene; simous[obs]; taliped[obs], talipedic[obs].
Adv. all manner of ways.
Phr. crooked as a Virginia fence [U.S.].