characterized by windings and turnings; sinuous; circuitous:
an anfractuous path.
characterized by twists and turns; convoluted
“full of windings and turnings,” 1620s, from Latin anfractuous, from anfractus “a winding, a turning, bending round,” from am(bi)- “around” (see ambi-) + fractus, past participle of frangere “to break” (see fraction). Related: Anfractuosity.
acute necrotizing gingivitis; trench mouth. Air National Guard. Contemporary Examples ANG Lee, who won an Oscar for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, went on to make the misguided Hulk. Why The Tourist Bombed Nicole LaPorte January 12, 2011 Mob Wives star Big ANG Raiola recited favorite quips for Us Weekly. ‘Downton Abbey’ and How PBS Got […]
any of the eight practices of Yoga, including the abstentions, mandatory actions, posture, breath control, control of the senses, concentration, meditation, and contemplation. Historical Examples Tradition says that Karna, King of anga, owned it three thousand years ago. Threads of Grey and Gold Myrtle Reed Bhagalpur formed a part of the ancient Sanskrit kingdom of […]
a shaman in Eskimo society. Historical Examples To the Eskimos it was a proof of the efficacy of the appeal to the angakok. Ungava Bob Dillon Wallace The thong is attached to the end of a stick which is held in hand by the angakok. The Popular Science Monthly, October, 1900 Various One angakok throws […]
a river in the S Russian Federation in Asia, flowing NW from Lake Baikal to the Yenisei River: called Upper Tunguska in its lower course. 1151 miles (1855 km) long. Historical Examples It is in the bottom of the Angara and contiguous to its shores where the first solidifications appear. From Paris to Pekin over […]