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


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  • The word twined around Claire’s throat as she said it, choking her.

    Claire de Lune

  • Gathered materials include unanchored litter, random street debris, historical documents, loose vegetation, lost personal artifacts, textile relics, and culinary ingredients - all collected and 'twined' by the artist into a single fiber to unify the disparate threads of urban life.


  • Cooper sat up suddenly, his fingers twined with one of my hands while the other held me precariously balanced on my knees.

    How to Flirt with A Naked Werewolf

  • The woman obeyed, digging her toes into the evasive muscle-pads for the quick effort, and leaping upward, one hand twined in the wet mane, the other hand free and up-stretched, darting between the ears and clutching the foretop.


  • He shrank away from the clammy contact as they drew closer and twined their frozen limbs about him, and when they whispered in his ear of things to come, the cabin rang with his frightened shrieks.

    In a Far Country

  • They sat with their arms twined around each other, and in the pause her mother patted her hand and waited for her to go on.

    Chapter 19

  • And such a tangle — halyards, sheets, guys, down-hauls, shrouds, stays, all washed about and back and forth and through, and twined and knotted by the sea.

    Chapter 34

  • Afterward he rubbed my back, and when I curled on my side, too exhausted to stay awake any longer, he fitted his body alongside me and twined his fingers through mine.

    Skipping a Beat

  • Feeling a little better about my spontaneous decision to come to New 2, I followed Crank through the main gate, which supported a thick, climbing tangle of small, fragrant white flowers— the same kind that wound up the side of the house and twined through the second-floor railing.

    Darkness Becomes Her

  • Everything was strange to his eye—the broad-leaved bushes, the gnarled trunks of the tall trees, the curious-looking fruit hanging here and there, the vines that twined upward into the green distance.

    Gideon’s war


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