Tuesday, April 19, 2016

tumbler & contortion


Complete Works of Virginia Woolf: The Voyage Out

Planting her feet wide, Helen contrived to pour champagne into a tumbler with a tooth-brush in it.
"There's a tooth-brush in it," murmured Clarissa, and smiled; it might have been the contortion of one weeping. 


1. a glass of drinking out of, with a flat bottom, straight sides and no handle or stem;
2. ...

1. the state of the face or body being twisted out of its natural shape;
2. a movement which twists the body out of its natural shape; 

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