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 Meanings and Examples of TWINE
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twine
 n.  act of twisting; lightweight cord
Classic Sentence: (33 in 3 pages)
1  She was a brown little creature, with skinny legs like a bird and a myriad of pigtails carefully wrapped with twine sticking stiffly out from her head.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
2  And bring up all the towels you can find and that ball of twine.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
3  The trouser pockets yielded nothing except a candle end, a jackknife, a plug of tobacco and a bit of twine.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
4  Her dress was of faded gingham of the type once worn only by house servants, and her sunbonnet was secured under her chin by a piece of twine.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
5  Now and then he stooped to pick up a patch, or save an end of tarred twine, which otherwise might have been wasted.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 18. His Mark.
6  Before day-dawn, Judge Thatcher and the handful of searchers with him were tracked out, in the cave, by the twine clews they had strung behind them, and informed of the great news.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
7  So long as the nets were good, they caught fish; and so long as they sold their fish, they were able to buy twine for new nets.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 106. Dividing the Proceeds.
8  The arm Louisa had begun to twine around her neck, unbent itself.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER I
9  Fantine had long evaded Tholomyes in the mazes of the hill of the Pantheon, where so many adventurers twine and untwine, but in such a way as constantly to encounter him again.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER II—A DOUBLE QUARTETTE
10  Long graceful ropes of ivy and grapevine and smilax were hung everywhere, in looping festoons on the walls, draped above the windows, twined in scallops all over the brightly colored cheesecloth booths.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
11  They seemed so predatory, so ruthless and yet, twined in her skirt, so broken, so helpless.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LVI
12  Madame Ratignolle, more careful of her complexion, had twined a gauze veil about her head.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In VII
13  His fingers twined nervously about his rifle.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 17
14  She raised them up, looked earnestly at them, twined them around her thin fingers, and looked from time to time, anxiously at her father.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
15  He opened it, and a lock of long, curling hair fell from it, and twined about his fingers.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
Example Sentence:
1  The cat tangled the ball of twine.
2  He had twined his chubby arms around Vincent's neck.
3  The weed had twined itself round the branches.
4  Without speaking, without smiling, without seeming to recognize in me a human being, he only twined my waist with his arm and riveted me to his side.