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writhe
used in The Return of the King

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Definition
to move in a twisting or contorted motion — often of a person when struggling or in pain
  • And behold! there lay his weapon, but the blade was smoking like a dry branch that has been thrust in a fire; and as he watched it, it writhed and withered and was consumed.
    5.6 — Book 5 Chapter 6 — The Battle of the Pelennor Fields (53% in)
  • In the glens of the Morgai on the other side of the valley low scrubby trees lurked and clung, coarse grey grass-tussocks fought with the stones, and withered mosses crawled on them; and everywhere great writhing, tangled brambles sprawled.
    6.2 — Book 6 Chapter 2 — The Land of Shadow (33% in)

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