Anfractuousness
Anfractuous An*frac"tu*ous, a. [L. anfractuosus, fr. anfractus a turning, a winding, fr. the unused anfringere to wind, bend; an-, for amb- + fractus, p. p. of frangere to break: cf. F. anfractueux.] Winding; full of windings and turnings; sinuous; tortuous; as, the anfractuous spires of a born. -- {An*frac"tu*ous*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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  • anfractuousness — noun The state or quality of being anfractuous …   Wiktionary

  • anfractuousness — anˈfractuousness ? Obs. 0 [f. prec. + ness.] ‘Fulness of windings and turnings.’ J. Bailey, whence in J., etc …   Useful english dictionary

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