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tortus , ūs, m. torqueo.
I.a twisting, winding; a wreath (poet.): tortu multiplicabili Draco, Cic. poët. Tusc. 2, 9, 22: draco tortu terribilis, id. poët. Div. 2, 30, 63.—In plur.: “serpens Nequicquam longos fugiens dat corpore tortus,Verg. A. 5, 276: “bucinarum,Arn. 6, 196. — *
II. A whirling, hurling: “flexae habenae,Stat. Achill. 2, 421.
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