Sinuous Sin"u*ous, a. [L. sinuosus, fr. sinus a bent surface, a curve: cf. F. sinueux. See {Sinus}.] Bending in and out; of a serpentine or undulating form; winding; crooked. -- {Sin"u*ous*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

Streaking the ground with sinuous trace. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Gardens bright with sinuous rills. --Coleridge. [1913 Webster]

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  • sinuously — adv. with many twists and turns, with many curves …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • undulate — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. surge, fluctuate, ripple, pulsate, wave. See oscillation, convolution. II (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To surge] Syn. billow, wave, ripple; see move 1 . 2. [To sway] Syn. pulsate, oscillate, swing; see wave 3 …   English dictionary for students

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