Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Twisting; winding; coiling; embracing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun countable A layout or motion that twines.
  • noun UK, uncountable, regional, West Cumbrian complaining or grumbling
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of twine.

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Examples

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

    Slice Of Cherry

  • 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

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