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twine

 (twīn)
v. twined, twin·ing, twines
v.tr.
1. To twist together (threads, for example); intertwine.
2. To form by twisting, intertwining, or interlacing: twined the cord from plant fibers.
3. To encircle or coil about: a vine twining a tree.
4. To wind, coil, or wrap around something: "She was twining a wisp of hair very slowly around her fingers" (Anne Tyler).
v.intr.
1. To become twisted, interlaced, or interwoven: The branches of one tree twined with those of another.
2. To go in a winding course; twist about: a stream twining through the forest.
3. To wind or coil about something: morning glories twining about stakes.
n.
1. A strong string or cord made of two or more threads twisted together.
2. Something formed by twining: a twine of leaves.

[Middle English twinen, from twin, twine, from Old English twīn, double thread; see dwo- in Indo-European roots.]

twin′er n.

twining

(ˈtwaɪnɪŋ)
adj
(Botany) (of a plant) climbing by winding around a support
Translations

twining

[ˈtwaɪnɪŋ] ADJ [plant] → sarmentoso, trepador

twining

adj (Bot) → rankend, Kletter-; twining plantKletterpflanze f
References in classic literature ?
He tried to drink, and revel, and swear away the memory; but often, in the deep night, whose solemn stillness arraigns the bad soul in forced communion with herself, he had seen that pale mother rising by his bedside, and felt the soft twining of that hair around his fingers, till the cold sweat would roll down his face, and he would spring from his bed in horror.
"We shall throw you three people into the Garden of the Twining Vines," said the Princess, "and they will soon crush you and devour your bodies to make themselves grow bigger.
He sat beside him all that day; listening for her footsteps in every breath of air, looking for her shadow on the gently-waving grass, twining the hedge flowers for her pleasure when she came, and his when he awoke; and stooping down from time to time to listen to his mutterings, and wonder why he was so restless in that quiet place.
Row by row, a weaver would continually turn her work to create two completely different compositions without any seams." [2] The weaving process is called "twining," and is said to be one of the most ancient weaving methods worldwide.
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"For a relaxing end-of-day activity, there's nothing quite like preparing and savoring the perfect cup of herbal tea," says Stephen Twining, whose family founded the world-famous tea brand, Twinings of London, in 1706.
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An HFF team comprising managing directors Jeff Julien and Rob Hinckley and director Steven Rut man represented the seller, an affiliate of Zurich North America (advised by Zurich Alternative Asset Management), and procured the buyer, Twining Properties.
(TAP) -- Follow-up of the twining project between the Tunisian Culture Ministry and the French Culture and Communication Ministry part of the implementation of the culture sector support programme in Tunisia (PACT) funded by the European Union (EU), was the focus of a press conference Thursday, in the presence of Culture Minister Moahmed Zine el Abidine and France's Ambassador to Tunisia Olivier Poivre d'Arvor.
For solo parent Lea Manalo, the P400 she earns daily from twining coconut fiber is heaven-sent.
THE grieving widower of a woman who died days after having a gastric band fitted said he would not wish the procedure 'on his worst enemy.' Mum-of-three Lisa Twining from Tipton, who was classed as 'morbidly obese' at the time of the surgery, died after the band became infected.