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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Twine \Twine\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Twined}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Twining}.] [OE. twinen, fr. AS. tw[imac]n a twisted thread; akin to D. twijnen to twine, Icel. & Sw. tvinna, Dan. tvinde. See {Twine}, noun]

1. To twist together; to form by twisting or winding of threads; to wreathe; as, fine twined linen.

2. To wind, as one thread around another, or as any flexible substance around another body.

Let me twine Mine arms about that body. --Shak.

3. To wind about; to embrace; to entwine.

Let wreaths of triumph now my temples twine. --Pope.

4. To change the direction of. [Obs.] --Fairfax.

5. To mingle; to mix. [Obs.] --Crashaw.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Twine \Twine\ (tw[imac]n), noun [AS. tw[imac]n, properly, a twisted or double thread; akin to D. twijn, Icel. tvinni; from twi-. See {Twice}, and cf. {Twin}.]

1. A twist; a convolution.

Typhon huge, ending in snaky twine. --Milton.

2. 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.

3. The act of twining or winding round. --J. Philips.

{Twine reeler}, a kind of machine for twisting twine; a kind of mule, or spinning machine.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Twine \Twine\, verb (used without an object)

1. To mutually twist together; to become mutually involved.

2. To wind; to bend; to make turns; to meander.

As rivers, though they bend and twine, Still to the sea their course incline. --Swift.

3. To turn round; to revolve. [Obs.] --Chapman.

4. To ascend in spiral lines about a support; to climb spirally; as, many plants twine.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

twine

noun

1: a lightweight cord [syn: {string}, {twine}]

verb

1: spin,wind, or twist together; "intertwine the ribbons"; "Twine the threads into a rope"; "intertwined hearts" [syn: {intertwine}, {twine}, {entwine}, {enlace}, {interlace}, {lace}] [ant: {untwine}]

2: arrange or or coil around; "roll your hair around your finger"; "Twine the thread around the spool"; "She wrapped her arms around the child" [syn: {wind}, {wrap}, {roll}, {twine}] [ant: {unroll}, {unwind}, {wind off}]

3: make by twisting together or intertwining; "twine a rope"

4: form into a spiral shape; "The cord is all twisted" [syn: {twist}, {twine}, {distort}] [ant: {untwist}]


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