crooked (adj.)
rounded, curved
H5 I.chorus.15[Chorus] a crooked figure may / Attest in little place a million [i.e. an end-placed zero can turn a small figure into a large one]
Luc.508[of a falcon] Whose crooked beak threats
Sonn.100.14[] Give my love fame faster than Time wastes life; / So thou prevent'st his scythe and crooked knife
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