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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'

A succubus may take a form of a beautiful young girl but closer inspection may reveal deformities upon their bodies, such as bird-like claws or serpentine tails.
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.
Although reported from two other sites in the 19th century, it currently grows only on two serpentine hills on the island of Unst. The Scottish Primrose ("Primula scotica"), is endemic to the north coast including Caithness and Orkney.
An Aquatic Digimon that has a long, serpentine body.
Frequently associated minerals include: natrolite, neptunite, joaquinite, serpentine and albite.
From his hospital bed, recovering Air Force pilot Brad Armbruster recounts how his plane was downed by the serpentine monster, Sslither, in the skies over Angkor Wat.
Germantown Grammar School #1 was built in 1874-1875, and is a three-story, serpentine brownstone building in a combined Italianate / Gothic-style.
Graboids are depicted as subterranean animals, superficially resembling gigantic worms or grubs, with long, serpentine bodies.
He concluded by saying that the serpentine dance was only intended to impress the audience with the concept of "a comely woman illustrating the poetry of motion in a singularly graceful fashion, and while such an idea may be pleasing, it can hardly be dramatic.
He relapsed into a moody silence, which was not broken until we drew up in Serpentine Avenue.
Her performance of the serpentine dance became the subject of an important legal ruling regarding dance and copyright.
His latest release was the 2007 solo album named "Veritas" which saw a return to the vocalist's AOR/Melodic Rock roots, following the Once And Future King project. In September 2012 Gary Hughes announced on his personal Facebook page that he will be producing and co-writing the new studio album of the band Serpentine.
In 1910, the first card stunt was performed at the Big Game and after victories, the students would "serpentine" around the field—something that is mentioned in the song "Big C".
It is a member of the serpentine soils flora in rocky mountain habitat.
It is a member of the serpentine soils flora in the area, growing amidst Jeffrey Pines with other rare local plants such as the Mt.
It is native to southwestern Oregon and northwestern California, where it occurs in open areas in the forests and chaparral of the coastal mountain ranges, on gravelly soils, often of serpentine origin.
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.
Moorpark is about south over the serpentine mountain road known as Grimes Canyon.
Much of the area of Soldiers Delight contains a serpentine barren that contains a number of rare and endangered species of plants.
On Rocque's map of 1762 it is called the "Serpentine River".
Renwood performed the serpentine dance during a benefit for Ernest Hutchinson at the 14th Street (Manhattan) Theatre in May 1892.
Specific procedures for seeding and pooling are established by the FIVB in each competition's formula, but the method usually employed is the serpentine system.
The "God of War" series of video games have Gorgons as enemies, depicted as scaly reptile-women with serpentine lower bodies and snakes for hair.
The entire length of its serpentine bed had become the receptacle of vile refuse and dead animals, while its sides were lined with privies, emptying their contents upon its filthy surface; added to these, the offal from cow-stables, dye houses, slaughterhouses, kitchens, and the impurities from various trades and factories, together with street-sewage ... thus predisposing to and causing the spread of ... disease throughout the entire vicinity."
The highlight of the Porter mansion is the grand two-story portico with six Corinthian columns, a serpentine balcony and a coffered ceiling.
The mine has the form of a very long, irregular, winding, serpentine mine just under the upper epidermis of the leaf.
The only tributary to Serpentine River is Big Brook.
The river continues North West through the Youarling State Forest then the Serpentine National Park.
The river continues West and crosses the South Western Highway then flows past the town of Serpentine.
The river flows through Serpentine Dam then flows over Serpentine falls just south of Jarrahdale as it comes off the Scarp and onto the Swan Coastal Plain.
The Serpentine River is a river in the South West region of Western Australia.
The standard graboid, seen in all four films, is a subterranean animal, resembling a gigantic worm or grub, with a serpentine body, four massive, black, armored beaks on its head, and no eyes.
The Storage Tek 9840, 9940 and T10000 drives are all serpentine recording drives.
The trio aria uses a descending sequential ritornello based on the circle of fifths, contrasting with the "serpentine" vocal lines.
The upper reaches of the river flow into Serpentine Dam which provides drinking water to the Perth metropolitan area.
The use of circle border frames in compositions, serpentine forms in architecture and fabric, and elegant pantomime in characters like Queen Glorianna continue the Art Nouveau poster work of Alphonse Mucha and paintings of Gustav Klimt. His grand panoramas of mountains are in the tradition of Maxfield Parrish.
The word "oyabe" appears to be an Ainu name, "oyaw pet" , or "snake river", perhaps due to its serpentine course; there is also a legend of a battle with a monstrous snake, whose death created part of the local landscape.
The younger graboid has a proper beak (without the three separate jaws that form the lower part of the beak) and lacks the trio of serpentine tentacle tongues.
Then you think that the Serpentine plays no part in the matter?"
There are several areas with serpentine soils.
They had driven him home a dozen times from Serpentine-mews, and knew all about him.
They have collaborated with artists (like Ryan Gander, Francis Upritchard, Per Hüttner, Johanna Billing, Fritz Haeg), and worked with institutions (like NMNM, Design Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, Museum of Finnish Architecture, Serpentine Galley and CASCO), musicians (like The Cardigans, Daft Punk) and designers (like Maison Martin Margiela, Hussein Chalayan, Peter Jensen, Martino Gamper).
This is a serpentine endemic plant, growing in areas that are rich in serpentine soils such as the Maricao Forest, which has over 85% serpentine substrate.
This is an eerie canyon of water carved crevises downstream from Dudh Sagar Falls, created from solid rock by serpentine underwater currents.
This large Buddhist temple complex of 22,104 square metres, houses the worlds large statue of Buddha made of Jade (It is called jade in Chinese, but in English it is Serpentine).
This process could be repeated many times, laying down several track sets on the tape media in a serpentine recording mode.
United States Circuit Court Judge Lancombe ruled against an injunction filed by dancer Loie Fuller to prevent Renwood from performing the serpentine dance on the roof of Madison Square Garden, in June 1892.

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