twining

EnglishEdit

NounEdit

twining (countable and uncountable, plural twinings)

  1. (countable) A layout or motion that twines.
    • 1907, Ludwig Jost, Robert John Harvey Gibson, Lectures on plant physiology:
      In addition to autonomous movements in one plane we have also autonomous movements in space, such as torsions and twinings.
  2. (UK, uncountable, regional, West Cumbrian) complaining or grumbling
    • 2009 November 23, agency., “Cockermouth starts journey back from flood devastation”, The Guardian:
      Canon Bryan Rowe, quoted in the article. It's going to take months to put right. But you won't hear any twining [Cumbrian dialect for moaning]. Nobody is going: 'Woe is us'. Everybody is just trying to help somebody else.

VerbEdit

twining

  1. simple past tense and past participle of twine

See alsoEdit

Last modified on 26 August 2013, at 16:04