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TWINE, v.t.

1. To twist; to wind, as one thread or cord around another, or as any flexible substance around another, or as any flexible substance around another body; as fine twined linen. Ex.39.

2. To unite closely; to cling to; to embrace.

3. To gird; to wrap closely about.

Let wreaths of triumph now my temples twine.

TWINE, v.i. To unite closely, or by interposition of parts.

Friends now fast sworn, who twine in love--

1. To wind; to bend; to make turns.

As rivers, though they bend and twine--

2. To turn round; as,her spindles twine.

TWINE, n. A strong thread composed of two or three smaller threads or strands twisted together; used for binding small parcels, and for sewing sails to their bolt-ropes, &c. Twine of a stronger kind is used for nets.

1. A twist; a convolution; as Typhon's snaky twine.

2. Embrace; act of winding round.

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AF'FABLE, a. [L. affabilis, of ad and fabulor. See Fable.]

1. Easy of conversation; admitting others to free conversation without reserve; courteous; complaisant; of easy manners; condescending; usually applied to superiors; as an affable prince.

2. Applied to external appearance, affable denotes that combination of features, which invites to conversation, and renders a person accessible, opposed to a forbidding aspect; mild; benign; as, an affable countenance.

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