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used in The Call of the Wild

4 uses
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to move in a twisting or contorted motion — often of a person when struggling or in pain
  • But no matter how Spitz circled, Joe whirled around on his heels to face him, mane bristling, ears laid back, lips writhing and snarling, jaws clipping together as fast as he could snap, and eyes diabolically gleaming—the incarnation of belligerent fear.
    Chapter 2 — The Law of Club and Fang (27% in)
  • Twice his teeth clipped together, like the steel jaws of a trap, as he backed away for better footing, with lean and lifting lips that writhed and snarled.
    Chapter 3 — The Dominant Primordial Beast (85% in)
  • His whole body was gathered compactly together in the tremendous effort, the muscles writhing and knotting like live things under the silky fur.
    Chapter 6 — For the Love of a Man (92% in)
  • Buck writhed his lips into the preliminary of a snarl, but sniffed noses with him, Whereupon the old wolf sat down, pointed nose at the moon, and broke out the long wolf howl.
    Chapter 7 — The Sounding of the Call (93% in)

There are no more uses of "writhe" in The Call of the Wild.

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