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Definitions of twine

  1. form into a spiral shape; " The cord is all twisted"
  2. spin or twist together so as to form a cord; " intertwine the ribbons"; " Twine the threads into a rope"
  3. a lightweight cord
  4. coil around; " Wisteria twining the fence posts"
  5. make by twisting together or intertwining; " twine a rope"
  6. wrap or coil around; " roll your hair around your finger"; " Twine the thread around the spool"
  7. To mingle; to mix.
  8. A twist; a convolution.
  9. A strong thread composed of two or three smaller threads or strands twisted together, and used for various purposes, as for binding small parcels, making nets, and the like; a small cord or string.
  10. The act of twining or winding round.
  11. To twist together; to form by twisting or winding of threads; to wreathe; as, fine twined linen.
  12. To wind, as one thread around another, or as any flexible substance around another body.
  13. To wind about; to embrace; to entwine.
  14. To change the direction of.
  15. To mutually twist together; to become mutually involved.
  16. To wind; to bend; to make turns; to meander.
  17. To turn round; to revolve.
  18. To ascend in spiral lines about a support; to climb spirally; as, many plants twine.
  19. To twist; wind round; embrace; make by twisting; as, to twine a garland.
  20. To twist; to wind or coil.
  21. A kind of strong cord made of twisted strands; an entwining.
  22. Twined.
  23. Twining.
  24. A cord composed of two or more threads twisted together: a twist.
  25. To wind, as two threads together: to twist together: to wind about.
  26. To unite closely: to bend: to make turns: to ascend spirally round a support.
  27. Act of winding round; strong twisted thread; a twist.
  28. To twist together; wind round.
  29. To twist spirally.
  30. To coil about something; coil around; interlace.
  31. Of or like twine.
  32. A small cord.
  33. The act of twining.
  34. A strong thread composed of two or three smaller threads or strands twisted together; a twist; a convolution; act of winding round. See Twin.
  35. To twist; to wind; to unite closely; to embrace; to gird.
  36. To unite closely; to make turns; to turn round.
  37. To twist; to wind around another, as a thread or cord; to wind or twist anything flexible around something else; to unite closely, as by twisting; to embrace; to turn round.
  38. A strong thread composed of two or three smaller threads twisted together; cord; a twist.
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Usage examples for twine

  1. Next Jantje scrambled up behind; and after some preliminary backing and plunging, and showing a disposition to twine themselves affectionately round the orange- trees, off went the horses at a hand gallop, and away swung the cart after them, in a fashion that would have frightened anybody, not accustomed to that mode of progression, pretty well out of his wits. – Jess by H. Rider Haggard
  2. How will it twist and twine itself about to get from under the Cross, which it is the glory of our Christian calling to be able to bear with patience and goodwill. – Cowper by Goldwin Smith
  3. They no' seem to consider what kind of twine, paper, and such things are best and most economical for their particular needs, but buy in a haphazard manner whatever is offered tae them. – Dawson Black: Retail Merchant by Harold Whitehead
  4. The first thing I did was to take a stout piece of twine from my pocket and fasten the end of the ladder to a piece of rock. – Montezuma's Castle and Other Weird Tales by Charles B. Cory
  5. Upon it wreathing branches twine: May every branch embroidered there, A miserable heart- wound bear;- Upon each branch, may every leaf Bring and betoken toil and grief. – An Anthology of Jugoslav Poetry; Serbian Lyrics by Various
  6. Could'ee blige we weth some stout twine? – Beggars on Horseback by F. Tennyson Jesse
  7. Some common thin twine for tying joints of rod together. – Scotch Loch-Fishing by AKA Black Palmer, William Senior
  8. She went then to the door and stood looking dully out into the parched yard, and at the wizened little pea vines clutching feebly at their white- twine trellis. – Lonesome Land by B. M. Bower
  9. Rabbit after rabbit he found, gray and white, hanging stiff and stark, dead from their own weight, strangled in the twine snares. – The Story of the Trapper by A. C. Laut
  10. A twine line could be bought at any grocery store. – Watch Yourself Go By by Al. G. Field
  11. Fishes darted round her white feet, and beside her sat her attendants, spinning the fine strong green cords that twine themselves round the throats of those who perish when their arms can no longer fight against the force of the rushing current. – A Book of Myths by Jean Lang
  12. There was one other letter addressed to Mr. Motherwell, which she took to be a twine bill. – Sowing Seeds in Danny by Nellie L. McClung
  13. The rest was combed from each side to the back, and then tied loosely with twine made of paper. – Unbeaten-Tracks-in-Japan by Bird, Isabella L. (Isabella Lucy)
  14. Then I am shaken as a sweeping storm Shakes a ripe tree that grows above a grave 'Round whose cold clay the roots twine fast and warm- And Youth's fair visions that glowed bright and brave, Dreams that were closely cherished and for long, Are lost once more in sadness and in song. – Poems by Rainer Maria Rilke
  15. One of the simplest and least expensive methods of building or erecting a cabinet for the medium is as follows: Take a large piece of dark cloth, cotton or woolen, or else a large shawl, and fasten it by stout twine or cord across a corner of the room. – Genuine Mediumship or The Invisible Powers by Bhakta Vishita
  16. The only thing to do was to muzzle him, and this was done by my boy's brother with a piece of heavy twine, in such a manner as to interfere with Tip's happiness as little as possible. – A Boy's Town by W. D. Howells
  17. Mrs. Coleman filled an empty bottle, took a piece of folded brown paper out of the fireplace cupboard, untied a coil of twine, made up a compact little parcel, and gave it to the Major. – The Revolution in Tanner's Lane by Mark Rutherford
  18. Why, my chauffeur saw him break the chain on our back gate as if it had been nothing but twine. – The House of Torchy by Sewell Ford
  19. " You're a jim- dandy with the twine, all right," said the seine- master admiringly. – The Boy With the U. S. Fisheries by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  20. Its " innards" sadly demoralized, but capable of resuscitation, the weights being tin- cans filled with sand and attached by strong twine to the " works." – Adopting An Abandoned Farm by Kate Sanborn
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