What is twisting?

  • (noun): The act of rotating rapidly.
    Example: "It broke off after much twisting"
    Synonyms: spin, twirl, twist, whirl
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on twisting:

Shewfelt - Points Downgrading For Incompletes
... In modern gymnastics scoring, incomplete twisting results in a downgrade of difficulty rather than an execution deduction. 2.5 credited twists are considered double-twisting Yurchenkos and thus downgraded by 0.7 ... Amanar was downgraded in event finals (but credited in team finals and prelims) for incomplete twisting ...
Henry Maar
... (1921–1992), known as "The Sultan of Balloons", was one of the pioneers in balloon twisting ... While the origins of balloon twisting is impossible to prove, Emmy Award winning producer/director Joseph Maar has provided evidence that his father, Henry, may be the founder of ... if Joseph Maar is correct then the history of balloon twisting would have to be rewritten ...
Quasi-bialgebra - Twisting
... quasi-bialgebras can be generated by twisting ... set Then, the set is also a quasi-bialgebra obtained by twisting by F, which is called a twist ... Twisting by and then is equivalent to twisting by ...
Competitive Diving - Mechanics of Diving - Twisting
... The rules state that twisting 'must not be generated manifestly on take-off' ... Consequently, divers must use some of the somersaulting angular momentum to generate twisting movements ... The physics of twisting can be explained by looking at the components of the angular momentum vector ...
Gastric Volvulus
... Gastric volvulus or volvulus of stomach a twisting of all or part of the stomach by more than 180 degrees with obstruction of the flow of material through the stomach ... The twisting can occur around the long axis of the stomach this is called organoaxial or around the axis perpendicular to this, called mesenteroaxial ... Obstruction is more likely in organoaxial twisting than with mesenteroaxial while the latter is more associated with ischemia ...

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Famous quotes containing the word twisting:

    Farmers in overalls and wide-brimmed straw hats lounge about the store on hot summer days, when the most common sound is the thump-thump-thump of a hound’s leg on the floor as he scratches contentedly. Oldtime hunters say that fleas are a hound’s salvation: his constant twisting and clawing in pursuit of the tormentors keeps his joints supple.
    —Administration in the State of Arka, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)

    Jesus was all right, but his disciples were thick and ordinary. It’s them twisting it that ruins it for me.
    John Lennon (1940–1980)

    ... So damn your food and damn your wines,
    Your twisted loaves and twisting vines,
    Your table d’hôte, your à la carte,
    . . . .
    From now on you can keep the lot.
    Take every single thing you’ve got,
    Your land, your wealth, your men, your dames,
    Your dream of independent power,
    And dear old Konrad Adenauer,
    And stick them up your Eiffel Tower.
    Anthony Jay (b. 1930)