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Let's Twist Again
... "Let's Twist Again" is a song written by Kal Mann and Dave Appell, and released as a single by Chubby Checker ... It refers to the Twist dance craze and his 1960 and 1961 re-released single "The Twist", a UK and U.S ... recorded the song in German as "Der Twist Beginnt" ...
Twist, Germany - External Links
... Official website (German) Website of the Heimathaus Twist a cultural institution known for Blues concerts (German) Website of the museum for crude oil and natural gas (German) ...
Monks (Oliver Twist) - In Other Media
... Roman Polanski's 2005 adaptation of Oliver Twist ... In one musical adaption of Oliver Twist, Monks is portrayed as a young woman named Emma Leeford, trying to give Oliver, now portrayed as a girl named Olivia Twist, a bad name so she may inherit her father's money ... Charles Dickens's Oliver Twist Characters Oliver Twist Bill Sikes Fagin Mr ...
An Invisible Thread - Reception
... the ending was "quite possibly the coolest twist the series has ever given us." Entertainment Weekly's Marc Bernardin praised the twist, as well as Angela's anguish over finding Nathan's body, but ... York Post who called the Sylar/Nathan twist "probably one of the worst decisions Heroes has ever made ...
Arias With A Twist
... Arias with a Twist is a collaborative play created by drag queen Joey Arias and puppeteer Basil Twist ...

More definitions of "twist":

  • (noun): A hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair.
    Synonyms: braid, plait, tress
  • (verb): Turn in the opposite direction.
    Example: "Twist a wire"
  • (noun): A miniature whirlpool or whirlwind resulting when the current of a fluid doubles back on itself.
    Synonyms: eddy
  • (verb): Do the twist.
  • (verb): Cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form.
    Example: "Twist the dough into a braid"
    Synonyms: flex, bend, deform, turn
  • (verb): Form into twists.
    Example: "Twist the bacon around the sausage"
  • (noun): A sharp strain on muscles or ligaments.
    Synonyms: wrench, pull
  • (noun): Turning or twisting around (in place).
    Example: "With a quick twist of his head he surveyed the room"
    Synonyms: turn
  • (noun): A jerky pulling movement.
    Synonyms: wrench
  • (noun): Social dancing in which couples vigorously twist their hips and arms in time to the music; was popular in the 1960s.
    Example: "They liked to dance the twist"
  • (noun): A sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight.
    Synonyms: kink, twirl
  • (noun): Any clever (deceptive) maneuver.
    Synonyms: device, gimmick
  • (noun): The act of winding or twisting.
    Synonyms: wind, winding
  • (verb): Twist or pull violently or suddenly, especially so as to remove (something) from that to which it is attached or from where it originates.
    Synonyms: wrench
  • (noun): An interpretation of a text or action.
    Synonyms: construction

Famous quotes containing the word twist:

    The duce of any other rule have I to govern myself by in this affair—and if I had one ... I would twist it and tear it to pieces, and throw it into the fire when I had done—Am I warm? I am, and the cause demands it—a pretty story! is a man to follow rules—or rules to follow him?
    Laurence Sterne (1713–1768)

    I believe in the total depravity of inanimate things ... the elusiveness of soap, the knottiness of strings, the transitory nature of buttons, the inclination of suspenders to twist and of hooks to forsake their lawful eyes, and cleave only unto the hairs of their hapless owner’s head.
    Katharine Walker (1840–1916)

    For often at Church I’ve seen the stained high glass
    Pour out the Virgin and Saints, twist and untwist
    The mortal youth of Christ astride an ass.
    Allen Tate (1899–1979)