enwreathe

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en·wreathe

 (ĕn-rēth′)
tr.v. en·wreathed, en·wreath·ing, en·wreathes
To surround with or as if with a wreath.
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en•wreathe

(ɛnˈrið)

v.t. -wreathed, -wreath•ing.
to surround or encircle with or as if with a wreath.
[1610–20]
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It was far down the afternoon; and when all the spearings of the crimson fight were done: and floating in the lovely sunset sea and sky, sun and whale both stilly died together; then, such a sweetness and such plaintiveness, such inwreathing orisons curled up in that rosy air, that it almost seemed as if far over from the deep green convent valleys of the Manilla isles, the Spanish land-breeze, wantonly turned sailor, had gone to sea, freighted with these vesper hymns.
; then, such a sweetness and such plaintiveness, such inwreathing orisons curled up in that rosy air, that it almost seemed as if far over from the deep green convent valleys of the Manilla isles, the Spanish land-breeze, wantonly turned sailor, had gone to sea, freighted with these vesper hymns
Corless-Smith gets his fuel from this inwreathing of modes, which is nothing less, at high stations, than the blessed confusion of ecstatic transport ...
--and in so doing seems to verge toward rendering the effect Catullus had achieved by inwreathing the boldness of his own claim to poetic immortality in a small forest of relatives: quare ("wherefore"), quicquid ("whatever"), qualecumque ("of whatever quality"), quod ("which").