from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- adj. Somewhat twisted or crooked, physically, mentally, or morally; odd; questionably honest.
All it would take was a twistical squint off his eyes.
In the last war with Britain, the Constitution frigate was close in once on the shores of Ireland, a lookin arter some marchant ships, and she took on board a pilot; well, he was a deep, sly, twistical lookin chap, as you een amost ever seed.
Mr. Kant pantheistical, Mr. Carlyle twistical, and Mr. Emerson hyperquizzitistical.
Colonel Cross was twistical; but I did not know how to help myself, when he came and said that he must have money, and could not afford to wait for it; but that if I would give another mortgage for three times as much as the principal and interest came to on the whole farm, he would lift the other, as he knew a man in Wetherville who would advance it if I would make further improvements, so as to accommodate all the company that would like to come.
In his mind’s eye he saw the curate and the queer twistical look he’d have.
The word 'twistical' comes from 'twist' and the suffix '-ical'.