Definitions of Wreathing

  1. of Wreathe
  2. Entwining.

Usage examples for Wreathing

  1. The dance was a wreathing in and out of the couples, including all of rank to dance together, and growing more and more animated, till excitement took the place of weariness; and Eleanor's pale cheeks were flushed, her eyes glowing, when the Duchess's signal closed the dance. – Two Penniless Princesses by Charlotte M. Yonge
  2. Never was daylight more welcome than when it appeared to the defenders of that little stronghold, who, gaunt, haggard, and faint with exertion, saw the sky suddenly turn to orange and gold; and then the sun rose over the widespread jungle, sending the wreathing night- mists floating amidst the feathery palms, and seeming to dissolve into thin air. – Middy and Ensign by G. Manville Fenn
  3. The rivermen guests had departed; there were no bateaus on the shore; faint smoke came wreathing from the black embers of the feast fire. – Joan of Arc of the North Woods by Holman Day
  4. Poets are commonly spoken of as psychologically unreliable; and generally there is a vague association between wreathing laurels in your hair and sticking straws in it. – Orthodoxy by G. K. Chesterton
  5. Little puffs of dust from the protesting ground were wreathing about her set face, and she pressed one hand against her shoulder to repress her shivers. – The Valiants of Virginia by Hallie Erminie Rives
  6. We recognize in it the womanly imagination which, we are told, always found refreshment in wreathing fragrant flowers and walking abroad through the fields and woods. – Letters of Catherine Benincasa by Catherine Benincasa
  7. The coach stood still, with that fearful wreathing of the blue vapour thicker and nearer around it. – Wych Hazel by Susan and Anna Warner
  8. The flames made mercifully short work of it; they roared and crackled and spat wreathing fiery tongues round the chimneys and up and down the verandah posts; shooting out of the broken windows and turning the white- painted iron of the roof into a twisted and blackened mass. – Back To Billabong by Mary Grant Bruce
  9. Warburton was aware of it with half- closed eyes; he wished to stir himself, and look forth, but languor held his limbs, and wreathing tobacco- smoke kept his thoughts among the mountains. – Will Warburton by George Gissing
  10. He walked close up, meaning to see the prisoner put on board the boat, but no one attempted to hail the prahu, and as Ned drew aside, he saw that the prisoner was led close to the edge of the swift river, which now began to look as if it were so much liquid opal, for bright hues of orange and purple began to gleam through the wreathing mist, and the plume- like dripping tops of the various kinds of palms stood out clearer in the coming light. – The Rajah of Dah by George Manville Fenn
  11. His kinsman was relighting his cheroot, which was burning badly, and in the flare of the vesta Helston could see the significant grin which was wreathing his lined, bronzed features; understood its burden too. – The Heath Hover Mystery by Bertram Mitford
  12. Maggie came to him, the anxious look disappearing from her face and a smile wreathing her lips. – Maggie: A Girl of the Streets by Stephen Crane
  13. " Yes," Elsie said again, watching them, with a joyous smile still wreathing her lips and shining in her eyes; " and it is just so with my dear Elsie and Lester. – Elsie at Nantucket by Martha Finley
  14. Is it the wreathing smoke I see That forms itself so curiously? – Fairy Tales from the German Forests by Margaret Arndt
  15. She turned her head this way and that, craning to get the effect from every angle- the bouffance of the skirt, the rosebuds wreathing the sides, the butterfly sash in the back. – Missy by Dana Gatlin
  16. Trees of every growth mingling with those grey ruins, creepers wreathing their fantastic garlands around the mouldering arches, gorgeous flowers flourishing in the midst of that decay! – The Lost Dahlia by Mary Russell Mitford