• WordNet 3.6
    • v twine form into a spiral shape "The cord is all twisted"
    • v twine spin,wind, or twist together "intertwine the ribbons","Twine the threads into a rope","intertwined hearts"
    • v twine make by twisting together or intertwining "twine a rope"
    • v twine arrange or or coil around "roll your hair around your finger","Twine the thread around the spool","She wrapped her arms around the child"
    • n twine a lightweight cord
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The famous Chef Wolfgang Puck chose the Italian word "Spago" as the name for his popular chain of restaurants. In Italian - spago = "String" or "Twine" - slang for spaghetti.
    • Twine A strong thread composed of two or three smaller threads or strands twisted together, and used for various purposes, as for binding small parcels, making nets, and the like; a small cord or string.
    • Twine A twist; a convolution. "Typhon huge, ending in snaky twine ."
    • Twine The act of twining or winding round.
    • Twine To ascend in spiral lines about a support; to climb spirally; as, many plants twine .
    • Twine To change the direction of.
    • Twine To mingle; to mix.
    • Twine To mutually twist together; to become mutually involved.
    • Twine To turn round; to revolve.
    • Twine To twist together; to form by twisting or winding of threads; to wreathe; as, fine twined linen.
    • Twine To wind about; to embrace; to entwine. "Let wreaths of triumph now my temples twine ."
    • Twine To wind, as one thread around another, or as any flexible substance around another body. "Let me twine Mine arms about that body."
    • Twine To wind; to bend; to make turns; to meander. "As rivers, though they bend and twine ,
      Still to the sea their course incline."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n twine A double thread; a thread made of two strands twisted; hence, any coarse strand or cord, or, by extension, a fabric woven of such threads; in modern use, a cord composed of several strands, especially when made of hemp or manila; also, a strong thread made of hemp or cotton, used in sewing sails.
    • n twine The act of twining or twisting; spinning.
    • n twine A curving, winding, or twisting movement or form; a convolution; a coil; a twist.
    • n twine A clasping; an embrace.
    • n twine An intertwining or interlacing; a tangle; a snarl.
    • n twine Duality.
    • twine Consisting of double (usually coarse) thread; specifically, consisting or made of twine. See I., 1.
    • twine To make double, as thread, by twisting two strands together; hence, to twist; intertwine.
    • twine To form of twisted threads or filaments; make by intertwining; in general, to weave.
    • twine To wind or coil about something, as in clasping or embracing it; wreathe; coil.
    • twine To encircle; entwine; curl around.
    • twine To interweave; interlock; intermingle; mix; blend.
    • twine To blend or unite by twisting or winding; intertwine; be interwoven.
    • twine To wind; curl; coil; specifically, of plants, to grow in convolutions about a support. See twining.
    • twine To warp.
    • twine To make turns or flexures; wind; meander.
    • twine To separate; divide; part.
    • twine To turn.
    • twine To fall.
    • twine To languish; pine away. Probably confused with dwine.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Twine twīn a cord composed of two or more threads twisted together: a twist: an intertwining
    • v.t Twine to wind, as two threads together: to twist together: to wind about: to encircle: to blend, intermingle
    • v.i Twine to unite closely: to bend: to make turns: to ascend spirally round a support
    • Twine twīn a variant of twin, to separate.
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  • Robert Burton
    “No cord nor cable can so forcibly draw, or hold so fast, as love can do with a twined thread.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. twinen, fr. AS. twīn, a twisted thread; akin to D. twijnen, to twine, Icel. & Sw. tvinna, Dan. tvinde,. See Twine (n.)


In literature:

Winston gazed at it, and then handed the twine to the hired man.
"Winston of the Prairie" by Harold Bindloss
The great roots, twined in one unbroken snarl, clung frantically to the black soil.
"The Quest of the Silver Fleece" by W. E. B. Du Bois
My clue of life is twined with Ozmyn's thread.
"The Works Of John Dryden, Volume 4 (of 18)" by John Dryden
And swollen and breathing hard, and twining each other with their heads and tails, they came in large numbers and fell into the fire.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1"
A creeper can never flourish unless it hath a large tree to twine round.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2"
"Mr. Edward Arnold's New and Popular Books, December, 1901"
Charles seized the twine, and began to pull in the kite.
"Charles Duran" by The Author of The Waldos
In little more than three minutes it reached the twine of smoke.
"Round the World in Seven Days" by Herbert Strang
Where had he caught that word in carven letters twined among lilies above the marble staircase?
"The Witness" by Grace Livingston Hill Lutz
Now he tied his note to the ball, making it firm and secure with the end of a ball of twine.
"The Boy Scouts In Russia" by John Blaine

In poetry:

I love thee--oh! I love thee,
The fibres of my heart
Are closely twined about thee,
As if by magic art.
"I Love Thee" by James Avis Bartley
Twist and twine Roses and Lilies,
And little leaves green,
Fit for a queen;
Twist and twine Roses and Lilies.
"Under Rose Arches" by Kate Greenaway
And Time shall twine her wreath of bays
Immortal as her fame,
And many a generation joy,
In Laura Secord's name.
"A Ballad Of 1812" by Sarah Anne Curzon
Ozana, shall I pray for thee?
Her cheek is laid to thine;
No long time hence, also I see
Thy wasted fingers twine
"The Chapel In Lyonesse" by William Morris
I lean against the birch-tree,
My arms around it twine;
It pulses, and leaps, and quivers,
Like a human heart to mine.
"The Birch-Tree at Loschwitz" by Amy Levy
Then kindled folk the waxlights,
That were so closely twined,
And after them the ill nurse went
With an ill thought in her mind.
"Hafbur And Signy" by William Morris

In news:

Cora Louise (Twining) Albus , 77, years old, Hudson Falls, N.Y.
Stork Nest chair in steel and twine wire by Démiurge New York, 212-593-2470.
Paul Ray, Host of Twine Time.
LB Alex Twine will not play vs Wake Forest.
Maryland linebacker Alex Twine made two stops on Tevin Washington after the more.
Reloading your large square balers with baler twine takes time away from harvest.
For Sandra Diaz- Twine , it sure does.
DARWIN, MN – Twine Ball Committee members Patti Burdick and Chris Hansen brought their concerns to the Darwin City Council meeting Tuesday regarding volunteer participation for this year's event in August.
Baker's twine has become an irreplaceble craft supply for me.
The new Agco brand high-strength baler twine and net wrap are designed exclusively for the company's hay equipment.
Summer is in full swing and the town of Darwin will once again be abuzz with the 18th annual Darwin Twine Ball Celebration Saturday, Aug 8.
A lot less used baler twine is being burned or sent to landfills thanks to an Albert Lea, MN, twine manufacturer.
Cora Louise ( Twining ) Albus, 77, years old, Hudson Falls, N.Y.
She was predeceased by her parents, Harry and Celia Twining .
Twining, 87, of Lakeside-Marblehead, died Sunday, Sept 16, at Edgewood Manor Nursing Center, Port Clinton.

In science:

To express Cauchy’s integral formula in B we first derive the bicomplex twining number, which generalizes the complex winding number.
Bicomplex algebra and function theory
We call the corresponding bicomplex concept the twining number.
Bicomplex algebra and function theory
For n = 0 the twining number reduces to the complex winding number.
Bicomplex algebra and function theory
We say that X ⊆ U is a twine in U if X is a 1-dimensional C 1 manifold, such that X is closed in U .
Definably complete and Baire structures and Pfaffian closure
We say that X ⊆ U is a good twine in U if X is a twine in U and moreover there exists a definable C 1 function ρ : X → K without critical points.
Definably complete and Baire structures and Pfaffian closure