adjective Date: 1644 1. having the form of a wreath 2. constituting a wreath

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  • Wreathy — Wreath y, a. Wreathed; twisted; curled; spiral; also, full of wreaths. Wreathy spires, and cochleary turnings about. Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wreathy — /ree thee, dhee/, adj. having the shape of a wreath: wreathy clouds. [1635 45; WREATH + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • wreathy — ˈrēthē, ˈrēthē, i adjective 1. : having the form of a wreath : wreathed, twisted, curled, spiral 2. : constituting a wreath …   Useful english dictionary

  • Convolution — (Roget s Thesaurus) >Complex curvature. < N PARAG:Convolution >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 winding winding &c. >V. Sgm: N 1 convolution convolution involution circumvolution Sgm: N 1 wave wave undulation tortuosity anfractu …   English dictionary for students

  • wreath|y — «REE thee», adjective. of the form of a wreath: »wreathy clouds, a wreathy vine …   Useful english dictionary

  • Line (heraldry) — EngrailedA chief enarched indented throughout in the arms of SawbridgeworthBretesséA fess wavy in the arms of Welwyn HatfieldNebulyA chief embattled in the arms of LetchworthIndented The lines of partition used to divide and vary fields and… …   Wikipedia

  • anfractuous — Synonyms and related words: ambagious, circuitous, circumlocutory, cochlear, cochleate, convoluted, convolutional, corkscrew, corkscrewy, flexuose, flexuous, helical, helicoid, involute, involuted, involutional, labyrinthine, mazy, meandering,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • circuitous — Synonyms and related words: O shaped, aberrant, aberrative, ambagious, anfractuous, backhand, backhanded, circular, circumlocutional, circumlocutory, collateral, convolutional, deflectional, departing, desultory, deviant, deviating, deviative,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • flexuous — Synonyms and related words: adaptable, ambagious, anfractuous, bendable, bending, bendy, chevronwise, chevrony, circuitous, circumlocutory, compliant, convoluted, convolutional, crankled, crooked, curvy, ductile, elastic, extensible, extensile,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • involuted — Synonyms and related words: Byzantine, ambagious, anfractuous, balled up, circuitous, circumlocutory, complex, complicated, confounded, confused, convoluted, convolutional, crabbed, daedal, devious, elaborate, embrangled, entangled, flexuose,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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