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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.

Class II. Words Relating to Space
Section III. Form
2. Special Form

248. [Complex Circularity.] Convolution.

   NOUN:CONVOLUTION, involution, circumvolution; winding &c. v.; wave, undulation, tortuosity, anfractuosity; sinuosity, sinuation, sinuousness, flexuosity, tortility; meandering, circuit, circumbendibus [humorous], twist, twirl, windings and turnings, ambagiousness, ambages; torsion; inosculation; reticulation (crossing) [See Crossing]; rivulation.
  COIL, roll, curl, buckle, spiral, helix, corkscrew, worm, volute, whorl, rundle; tendril; scollop, scallop, escalop or escallop; kink; ammonite, snakestone.
  serpent, snake, eel; maze, labyrinth.
   VERB:BE CONVOLUTED &c. adj.; wind, twine, turn and twist, twirl; wave, undulate, meander; inosculate; entwine or intwine; twist, coil, roll; wrinkle, curl, crisp, twill; frizz, frizzle; crimp, crape, indent, scollop, scallop; wring, intort; contort; wreathe (cross) [See Crossing].
   ADJECTIVE:CONVOLUTED; winding, twisted &c. v.; tortile, tortive [obs.]; wavy; undate or undated [rare], undulatory; circling, snaky, snakelike, serpentine, serpentiform, anguilliform, anguiform, anguilloid, anguillous, vermiform, vermicular; mazy, tortuous, sinuose, sinuous, sinuate, flexuous; undulating, undulated, wavy; anfractuous, reclivate [rare], rivulose, scolecoid; sigmoid, sigmoidal; spiriferous, spiroid.
  wreathy, frizzly, crépé [F.], buckled; raveled &c. (in disorder) [See Disorder].
  INVOLVED, intricate, complicated, perplexed; labyrinthic, labyrinthian, labyrinthine; circuitous, ambagious; peristaltic; Dædalian; kinky, curly.
  SPIRAL, coiled, helical; cochlear, cochleate, cochleous [rare]; screw-shaped; turbinated, turbiniform, turbinoid, turbinal.
   ADVERB:in and out, round and round.