Wreathed
Wreathe Wreathe, v. t. [imp. {Wreathed}; p. p. {Wreathed}; Archaic {Wreathen}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Wreathing}.] [See {Wreath}, n.] [Written also {wreath}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To cause to revolve or writhe; to twist about; to turn. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

And from so heavy sight his head did wreathe. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

2. To twist; to convolve; to wind one about another; to entwine. [1913 Webster]

The nods and smiles of recognition into which this singular physiognomy was wreathed. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

From his slack hand the garland wreathed for Eve Down dropped. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. To surround with anything twisted or convolved; to encircle; to infold. [1913 Webster]

Each wreathed in the other's arms. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Dusk faces with withe silken turbants wreathed. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

And with thy winding ivy wreathes her lance. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

4. To twine or twist about; to surround; to encircle. [1913 Webster]

In the flowers that wreathe the sparkling bowl, Fell adders hiss. --Prior. [1913 Webster]


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