Sinuosities
Sinuosity Sin`u*os"i*ty, n.; pl. {Sinuosities}. [Cf. F. sinuosit['e].] 1. Quality or state of being sinuous. [1913 Webster]

2. A bend, or a series of bends and turns; a winding, or a series of windings; a wave line; a curve. [1913 Webster]

A line of coast certainly amounting, with its sinuosities, to more than 700 miles. --Sydney Smith. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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