Twined the cord from plant fibers.
A vine twining a tree.
The branches of one tree twined with those of another.
A stream twining through the forest.
Morning glories twining about stakes.
A twine of leaves.
A wreath twining his brow.
1965 Pickett, Wilson, Don't Fight It (blues song), BMI Music.
Origin of twine
- Middle English twinen from twin twine from Old English twīn double thread dwo- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English twine, twyne, twin, from Old English twÄ«n (“double thread, twist, twine, linen-thread, linen"), from Proto-Germanic *twiznaz (“thread, twine"), from Proto-Indo-European *dwisnós (“double"), from *dwóh₁ (“two"). Cognate with Dutch twijn (“twine"), Dutch tweern (“thread, twine"), German Zwirn (“thread"), Icelandic tvinni (“a double-thread"). More at twire.
- From Middle English twinen, twynen, from Old English *twÄ«nian (“to twine, thread"), from Proto-Germanic *twiznōnÄ… (“to thread"), from Proto-Indo-European *dwisnós (“double"), from *dwóh₁ (“two"). Cognate with Dutch twijnen (“to twine, contort, throw"), Danish tvinde (“to twist"), Swedish tvinna (“to twist, twine, throw"), Icelandic tvinna (“to merge, twine").