Twist

Twist may refer to:

  • Twist (cocktail garnish), a decorative piece of citrus zest
  • Twist (comic), a comic by John Cook
  • Twist (screw theory), in applied mathematics and physics
  • Twist (magazine), an American teen magazine
  • Twist (poker), a special round in some variants of stud poker
  • Twist (ride), a popular amusement ride, often seen on travelling funfairs
  • Twist (software), a test automation solution by ThoughtWorks Studios
  • Twist (sweets), a Norwegian bag of sweets, now produced in Sweden
  • Twist ending, an unexpected conclusion or climax to a work of fiction
  • Ellipse Twist, a French hang glider
  • French twist (hairstyle), a hair styling technique
  • Transaction Workflow Innovation Standards Team (TWIST), a non-profit financial industry standards group
  • Twist fungus (Dilophospora alopecuri)
  • Twist lifts, a type of lift in pairs figure skating
  • Twist tobacco, a type of chewing tobacco
  • Twist transcription factor
  • Twisting properties in statistics
  • Operation Twist, an effort (in 1961, and again in 2011) by the U.S. Federal Reserve to lower long-term interest rates

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Famous quotes containing the word twist:

    For often at Church I’ve seen the stained high glass
    Pour out the Virgin and Saints, twist and untwist
    The mortal youth of Christ astride an ass.
    Allen Tate (1899–1979)

    When we were at school we were taught to sing the songs of the Europeans. How many of us were taught the songs of the Wanyamwezi or of the Wahehe? Many of us have learnt to dance the rumba, or the cha cha, to rock and roll and to twist and even to dance the waltz and foxtrot. But how many of us can dance, or have even heard of the gombe sugu, the mangala, nyang’umumi, kiduo, or lele mama?
    Julius K. Nyerere (b. 1922)

    The duce of any other rule have I to govern myself by in this affair—and if I had one ... I would twist it and tear it to pieces, and throw it into the fire when I had done—Am I warm? I am, and the cause demands it—a pretty story! is a man to follow rules—or rules to follow him?
    Laurence Sterne (1713–1768)