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Crooked, 1) curved: “c. beak,” Lucr. 508. “knife,” Sonn. 100, 14. “curls,” Compl. 85. “deformed, c.” Err. IV, 2, 19. “lame, foolish, c.” John III, 1, 46. “c. age,” R2 II, 1, 133. “a c. figure,” R2 II, 1, 133. “shape,” H6B V, 1, 158 “c. noses,” Cymb. III, 1, 37. “our c. smokes,” V, 5, 477. Tropically: “indirect c. ways,” H4B IV, 5, 185. “I make a c. face at it,” Cor. II, 1, 62 (== a wry face).
2) perverse, false: “their c. titles usurped from you,” H5 I, 2, 94.
3) malignant: “c. eclipses 'gainst his glory fight,” Sonn. 60, 7. “ill-nurtured, c., churlish,” Ven. 134. “if c. fortune had not thwarted me,” Gentl. IV, 1, 22. “as c. in thy manners as thy shape,” H6B V, 1, 158. “since the heavens have shaped my body so, let hell make c. my mind,” H6C V, 6, 79. “c. malice,” H8 V, 3, 44 (cf. Tp. I, 2, 259).
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