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  • n  an acrobat able to twist into unusual positions

  • The bathtub guy, Jamie (PJ DeBoy), and the contortionist, James (Paul Dawson), have been a couple for a few years.
  • Catering to the right has also turned the President into something of a political contortionist.
  • Then they have a contortionist named "Froggy" (John Wray) drag himself about on his haunches and unwrap when the faith-healer looks at heaven.

  • Michael Gerson in Medical News Today (press release)
    But Kaine's performance on life issues is like watching a contortionist on a tight rope,Gerson writes, adding that Kaine has said that he must enforce existing law and that he would veto legislation outlawing abortion if Roe v. Wade were...
  • Tedy Bruschi in Boston Globe
    Guys mess around with me,said Bruschi. "They call me `The Contortionist,' they call me `Gumby,' they say I'm double-jointed. A lot of things like that. I think I was lucky escaping injury right there. It was one of those things where I was...
  • Eric Wedge in USA Today
    He would have to be a contortionist to make that catch,said Wedge, who argued with second base umpire Marvin Hudson.

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