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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of intertwist.


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  • He knew full well, from his Spencer, that man can never attain ultimate knowledge of anything, and that the mystery of beauty was no less than that of life - nay, more that the fibres of beauty and life were intertwisted, and that he himself was but a bit of the same nonunderstandable fabric, twisted of sunshine and star-dust and wonder.

    Chapter 23

  • Warings, the Elveys, the Mannerings or the Burnets; the old families who had all intermarried, and lay in their deaths intertwisted, like the ivy roots, beneath the churchyard wall.

    Between the Acts

  • So blended and intertwisted in this life are occasions of laughter and of tears, that I cannot yet recall without smiling an incident which occurred at that time, and which had nearly put a stop to the immediate execution of my plan.

    Confessions of an English Opium-Eater

  • A row of mangroves lined the shore for some distance, each elevated upon its white pile of protruding and intertwisted roots.

    The Island Home

  • No slightest sound had been made, yet there, in the narrow rectangle, stood a figure, -- surely not of earth, -- a slim form in misty gray robes, wearing a crown of intertwisted dragons, with long filigree chains that fell straight to the shoulders.

    The Dragon Painter

  • Four and thirty years ago, Bob Ainslie and I were coming up Infirmary street from the high school, our heads together, and our arms intertwisted, as only lovers and boys know how or why.

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 6

  • And that graceful son of the wind-god playfully and cheerfully went on, pushing away by his force countless intertwisted creepers.

    The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1 Books 1, 2 and 3

  • He then presents it to his next neighbor, that the cover may be again removed for himself to take a draught, after which the third person goes through a similar manoeuvre with a fourth, and he with a fifth, until the whole company find themselves inextricably intertwisted and entangled in one complicated chain of love.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 12, No. 70, August, 1863

  • "Strange," said he, taking up a prayer-book with a peculiar binding, on which there was a curiously intertwisted figure in gilt.

    Cord and Creese

  • Frank found himself working on a specially tangled bit of wire that was made still more difficult of handling because it was intertwisted with the stalks of a thick hedge.

    Army Boys in the French Trenches Or, Hand to Hand Fighting with the Enemy

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