from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of snake.
  • n. A layout or motion that snakes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act or process of hauling a log, or of passing a line in a zigzag manner or spirally between two larger ropes.
  • n. A snake-like curl or spiral.


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  • Her hair was braided into a complicated sort of net, bits of chain snaking around the knots of silky black.

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  • Destinies flicker in snaking forks from the fabric of space.

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  • The word snaking through the pipeline is that Don Rozzini has been hiring illegals to help him cope with rising demand from summer tourists.


  • Gilgamesh, with the eye of the warrior born, saw the growing weakness in his opponent and launched a savage attack ... but it was too early and Culain blocked the blows and spun on his heel, his sword snaking out in a murderous riposte.

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  • The closest guard turned on her, his sword snaking toward her thigh.

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  • Wotan leapt clear, his sword snaking into his hands.

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  • Something in the bush to his right moved and Galead swung, his sword snaking out.

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  • If any noobs lag behind and get strong items like they do in Mario Kart Wii, and take the leader's rightful position, the snaking is the suitable punishment. News

  • The worthlessness and danger of such a railroad was soon demonstrated by innumerable accidents caused by the spreading of rails, the "snaking" of the flat bars of iron through the cars, and the feebleness of the engines.

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  • Here and there the crews were "snaking" out sections and bumping them off to other parts of the gridiron; a car here, a car there -- all aflounder, but quite simple to this merry wanderer.

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