circumvolute

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v circumvolute wind or turn in volutions, especially in an inward spiral, as of snail
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • circumvolute To roll; turn: as, to circumvolute a period.
    • circumvolute To encircle or enwrap: as, circumvoluting twine.
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Usage

In literature:

This "Ariadne's thread" easily follows all sinuosities, and adapts itself to all circumvolutions.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 483, April 4, 1885" by Various
After the land had sunk on the horizon the intro-circumvolutions of a large family, or rather a little world, began.
"Post Haste" by R.M. Ballantyne
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