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tortuous
used in The Great Gatsby

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Definition
marked by repeated turns and bends

or:

highly complex or intricate
  • There was dancing now on the canvas in the garden; old men pushing young girls backward in eternal graceless circles, superior couples holding each other tortuously, fashionably, and keeping in the corners — and a great number of single girls dancing individualistically or relieving the orchestra for a moment of the burden of the banjo or the traps.
    p. 46.6
tortuously = with repeated turns and bends
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