• WordNet 3.6
    • n infolding the folding in of an outer layer so as to form a pocket in the surface "the invagination of the blastula"
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In literature:

Shall I my father, wife, and son behold, Welt'ring in blood, each other's arms infold?
"The Aeneid" by Virgil
The twilight sank around, and infolded me with sleep.
"Phantastes" by George MacDonald
The next day I took the manuscript I had just written, and carefully infolded it in stout wrapping-paper.
"The Magic Egg and Other Stories" by Frank Stockton
I do not ask who you are, that is not important to me, You can do nothing and be nothing but what I will infold you.
"Leaves of Grass" by Walt Whitman
A delicious languor infolded me.
"Lilith" by George MacDonald
EAR, human, infolded point of.
"The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin, Volume II (of II)" by Charles Darwin
And away beyond lay the unchanging, mysterious valley, and the infolding, mysterious hills of Italy.
"Aaron's Rod" by D. H. Lawrence
Presently, however, the yacht slid out from the infolding land into an open sea that stretched before them to a silver-lined horizon.
"A Modern Chronicle, Complete" by Winston Churchill
A sheet of paper always infolded the bank-notes.
"Balcony Stories" by Grace E. King
To involve is, literally, to infold, not to bring about, nor cause to ensue.
"Write It Right" by Ambrose Bierce
Gwynplaine fought infolded, in a winding-sheet, and his face was covered by his thickly-falling locks.
"The Man Who Laughs" by Victor Hugo
The front and hind-intestine are lined with infolded outer skin.
"The Whence and the Whither of Man" by John Mason Tyler
Tombs, gilded, worms infold, 97.
"Handy Dictionary of Poetical Quotations" by Various
Imply, vi, 6; xi, 23, infold.
"Spenser's The Faerie Queene, Book I" by Edmund Spenser
Its particles easily roll over one another in voluminously infolding wreaths.
"Among the Forces" by Henry White Warren
The fables of antiquity are all suggestive of instruction, and infold wisdom.
"Salem Witchcraft, Volumes I and II" by Charles Upham
And the deeper shadows of night fell, and infolded the Old House, and the hours wore on, and all was still.
"Faith Gartney's Girlhood" by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
B, Diagram showing the nature of this infolding.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 3" by Various
Near Dinant carboniferous beds are infolded among the Devonian.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 5" by Various
The summits of the incisors were infolded to a small extent.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 7" by Various

In poetry:

The west is broken into bars
Of orange, gold, and gray;
Gone is the sun, fast come the stars,
And night infolds the day.
"Songs of the Summer Nights" by George MacDonald
Be wholly good to us, just as of old:
As a pleased father, let thine arms infold
Us, homed within the haven of thy love,
And all the cheer and wholesomeness thereof.
"To Santa Claus" by James Whitcomb Riley
It chanc'd in Circassia a lovely young maid,
On her beautiful neck wore a crescent of gold,
Hermossan, her lover, the trinket survey'd,
And wish'd in his bosom the gem to infold.
"The Baya: Or The Indian Bird" by William Hayley
Tell us, O father, as thine arms infold
Thy belted first-born in their fast embrace,
Murmuring the prayer the patriarch breathed of old,--
"Now let me die, for I have seen thy face!"
"For The Commemoration Services" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Sing of the air, and the wild delight
Of wings that uplift and winds that uphold you,
The joy of freedom, the rapture of flight
Through the drift of the floating mists that infold you.
"The Herons Of Elmwood. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The Fifth)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Faithful creator, heart-longed-for father,
Home of our heart-infolded brother,
Home to thee all thy glories gather—
All are thy love, and there is no other!
O Love-at-rest, we loves that roam—
Home unto thee, we are coming home!
"Love Is Home" by George MacDonald