intervolution


intervolution
The state of being intervolved or coiled up; a convolution; as, the intervolutions of a snake

A writhing horror twisted itself across his features, like a snake gliding swiftly over them, and making one little pause, with all its wreathed intervolutions in open sight.

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  • intervolution — in ter*vo*lu tion, n. The state of being intervolved or coiled up; a convolution; as, the intervolutions of a snake. Hawthorne. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intervolution — in·ter·vo·lu·tion …   English syllables

  • intervolution — ˌintə(r)vōˈlüshən noun Etymology: from intervolve, after such pairs as English revolve : revolution : the state or fact of being intervolved or coiled up …   Useful english dictionary

  • intervolve — intervolution /in teuhr veuh looh sheuhn/, n. /in teuhr volv /, v.t., v.i., intervolved, intervolving. to roll, wind, or involve, one within another. [1660 70; INTER + L volvere to roll; see REVOLVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • intervolve — verb a) To involve one with another. A writhing horror twisted itself across his features, like a snake gliding swiftly over them, and making one little pause, with all its wreathed intervolutions in open sight. b) To twist or coil together. See… …   Wiktionary


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