Hairy considered the crystals to be only distorted cubic forms.
Pierre's face, already pale, became distorted by fury.
He writes like a man whose view is distorted by physical or mental pain.
And one of the soldiers, his face all at once distorted with fury, struck Vereshchagin on the head with the blunt side of his saber.
How little confidence can be placed in the pre-Islamic history appears very clearly from the distorted accounts of Abraha's excursion against the Hejaz, which fell but a few years before the birth of the Prophet, and is the first event in Meccan history which has confirmation from other sources.