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  • v. Present participle of enwreathe.


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  • Especially when he felt tangled up in the horrible human affair, the ideal become like an octopus with a ghastly eye in the centre, and white arms enwreathing the world.


  • He is not so dead as the Spanish churches, this all-enwreathing dragon of the horror of Mexico.

    The Plumed Serpent

  • She now held the two chickens in her lap, caressing them, laying their heads against her cheek, and enwreathing them in the folds of her great shawl.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 12, No. 29, August, 1873

  • Discord with bloodstained fillets enwreathing her serpent locks.

    The Aeneid of Virgil

  • Lady Mallowe turned her handsome face, much softened by an enwreathing gauze scarf, toward him anxiously.

    T. Tembarom

  • Yet as he touched her cheek so and her eyes so dwelt on him, suddenly her head fell heavily upon his breast, hiding her face even while her enwreathing arms held more closely.

    A Lady of Quality

  • The depth of its frieze altogether is eight inches, for it extends four inches below the four-inch parapet above, and this lower portion is worked into a foliage enwreathing the sides.

    The Scottish Chiefs

  • Roupall, Springall, and the Jewess were close to Barbara, and Robin stood exactly on the spot where Dalton's rage had left him -- one foot on the edge of the crumbling cliff, his long arms enwreathing his chest.

    The Buccaneer A Tale

  • But let him remain till March or April, and as the snow begins to melt away, he discovers the beautiful crocus struggling through the half-frozen ground; the snow-drops appear in all their chaste beauty; the buds of the swamp-maple shoot forth; the beautiful magnolia opens her splendid blossoms; the sassafras adds its evidence of life; the pearl-white blossoms of the dog-wood light up every forest: and while our stranger is rubbing his eyes in astonishment, the earth is covered with her emerald velvet carpet; rich foliage and brilliant colored blossoms adorn the trees; fragrant flowers are enwreathing every wayside; the swift-winged birds float through the air and send forth joyous notes of gratitude from every tree-top; the merry lambs skip joyfully around their verdant pasture-grounds; and everywhere is our stranger surrounded with life, beauty, joy and gladness.

    Life of Hon. Phineas T. Barnum


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