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Word: serpentine

Definition: winding; twisting; of or like a serpent; Ex. serpentine course of the river; N. serpent: snake


Sentences Containing 'serpentine'

They had driven him home a dozen times from Serpentine-mews, and knew all about him.
It was a quarter past six when we left Baker Street, and it still wanted ten minutes to the hour when we found ourselves in Serpentine Avenue.
He relapsed into a moody silence, which was not broken until we drew up in Serpentine Avenue.
Then you think that the Serpentine plays no part in the matter?"
After having my hands in it for only a few minutes, my fingers felt like eels, and began, as it were, to serpentine and spiralise.

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