wreathe


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Wreathe \Wreathe\, v. t. [imp. Wreathed; p. p. Wreathed;
   Archaic Wreathen; p. pr. & vb. n. Wreathing.] [See
   Wreath, n.] [Written also wreath.]
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   1. To cause to revolve or writhe; to twist about; to turn.
      [Obs.]
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            And from so heavy sight his head did wreathe.
                                                  --Spenser.
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   2. To twist; to convolve; to wind one about another; to
      entwine.
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            The nods and smiles of recognition into which this
            singular physiognomy was wreathed.    --Sir W.
                                                  Scott.
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            From his slack hand the garland wreathed for Eve
            Down dropped.                         --Milton.
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   3. To surround with anything twisted or convolved; to
      encircle; to infold.
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            Each wreathed in the other's arms.    --Shak.
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            Dusk faces with withe silken turbants wreathed.
                                                  --Milton.
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            And with thy winding ivy wreathes her lance.
                                                  --Dryden.
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   4. To twine or twist about; to surround; to encircle.
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            In the flowers that wreathe the sparkling bowl,
            Fell adders hiss.                     --Prior.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Wreathe \Wreathe\, v. i.
   To be intewoven or entwined; to twine together; as, a bower
   of wreathing trees. --Dryden.
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