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Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Twine


TWINE, verb transitive

1. To twist; to wind, as one thread or cord around another, or as any flexible substance around another, or as any flexible substance around another body; as fine twined linen. Exodus 39:2.

2. To unite closely; to cling to; to embrace.

3. To gird; to wrap closely about.

Let wreaths of triumph now my temples twine

TWINE, verb intransitive To unite closely, or by interposition of parts.

Friends now fast sworn, who twine in love--

1. To wind; to bend; to make turns.

As rivers, though they bend and twine--

2. To turn round; as, her spindles twine

TWINE, noun A strong thread composed of two or three smaller threads or strands twisted together; used for binding small parcels, and for sewing sails to their bolt-ropes, etc. twine of a stronger kind is used for nets.

1. A twist; a convolution; as Typhon's snaky twine

2. Embrace; act of winding round.