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  • n. Plural form of twining.


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  • Despite the service centers at Hydra Square, the fountain in the middle of the plaza splashed through its silvery twinings and fractals alone.

    The Stars Are Also Fire

  • He used to crown Alan with twinings of edelweiss and they would gaze out over the high peaks, singing songs from the latest cabaret shows.

    Briar Rose

  • The subject is too vast and comprehensive for continued contemplation, for it is like all other wheels of vicissitude; we become giddy by looking too steadfastly on its twinings.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 13, No. 368, May 2, 1829

  • But had the _thema_ of the work been less ingenious or striking, its defects would have been unnoticed among the beautiful pictures, the unconscious breathings of poetry, and the sweet caprices which twine around the strange plot, as the tendrils and leaves of the vine cover over, yet indicate by their course the fantastic twinings of the parent vine.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 2 No 4, October, 1862 Devoted To Literature And National Policy

  • It was a splendid ride along a road which wound in serpentine twinings high above the sea, now breasting ridges bare of all save rock and spurge, and now dipping into valleys shaded by flowering trees and cloyed with the scent of blooms.

    The Net

  • Doubtless the trailing vines and plants first suggested ropes to human beings; and it is quite probable that these same vines, in their various twistings and twinings, gave man his first idea of knots.

    Knots, Splices and Rope Work A Practical Treatise

  • Inextricable seem to be the twinings and tendrils of this evil, and we all involve ourselves in it the deeper by forming connections, by wives and children, by benefits and debts.

    III. Essays. Man the Reformer. A Lecture Read before the Mechanics Apprentices’ Library Association, Boston, January 25, 1841

  • All the music that floated in the air as he listened to the birds 'song, the gentle dancing motion of the wind among the trees, all the colours of the flowers, and the graceful twinings of the rose-stems -- all these he would catch and weave into his pictures.

    Knights of Art: Stories of the Italian Painters

  • And so she left them in the present instance, pushing her window open as she sat and knitted, for the air was warm and balmy, and the long rays of sunshine streaming across the square were of the hue of a ripe nectarine just gathered, and the delicate mouldings and traceries and statues on the porch of the Cathedral appeared like so many twinings of grey gossamer web glistening in a haze of gold.

    The Master-Christian


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