from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A layout or motion that twines.
  • n. complaining or grumbling
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of twine.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Winding around something; twisting; embracing; climbing by winding about a support.
  • adj. The act of one who, or that which, twines; (Bot.) the act of climbing spirally.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Twisting; winding; coiling; embracing.


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  • That was what he called twining her vernal wreath around the brows of patriot Hope.

    In a Green Shade A Country Commentary

  • He could clearly recall her twining her arms around his neck as he was leaving, kissing him lingeringly on the lips, and declaring that she had not spent a more energetic and enjoyable night since she did not know when.

    Ungrateful Governess

  • And if the Cycropians swing on their trapezes as high as they can, often it's just to create a strong enough pendulum motion so that they can carry off a slower, more luxurious movement, such as twining the body around a trapeze bar.

    Chicago Reader

  • It glittered beneath the light, twining over his broad shoulders to trail around my wrist like the ebony jesses of some exotic bird of prey.

    Brush of Darkness

  • It was still cloaked in shadow but if I stared long enough I could almost swear I saw the gossamer silhouette of an ancient oak, its branches twining together as though hiding a secret.

    Brush of Darkness

  • In vain, when freed, did Ponta try to avoid the clutching arms and twining body.

    Chapter 5

  • I think it was being in those woods, all the roots twining around my bones, like shackles.

    Slice Of Cherry

  • The centipede, seven inches of squirming legs, writhed and twisted and dashed itself about his hand, the body twining around the fingers and the legs digging into the skin and scratching as the beast endeavoured to free itself.

    Good-bye, Jack

  • People laid wreaths of flowers around town, twining roses around steel fences.

    Sorrowful Norwegians spill into streets

  • Our tongues were twining, our lips locked so tight that we were breathing for each other.

    Dreams of a Dark Warrior


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