inwound

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inwound (comparative more inwound, superlative most inwound)

  1. enwound
    • 1921, Hamlin Garland, A Daughter of the Middle Border[1]:
      I decided to make my permanent residence in the East, and my wife and daughters whose affections were so deeply inwound with the Midland, loyally consented to follow, although it was a sad surrender for them.
    • 1917, Algernon Charles Swinburne, A Channel Passage and Other Poems[2]:
      Round the border hemmed with high deep hedges round Go the children, peering over or between Where the dense bright oval wall of box inwound, Reared about the roses fast within it bound, Gives them grace to glance at glories else unseen.
    • 1896, Algernon Charles Swinburne, The Tale of Balen[3]:
      Then wept for woe the damsel bound With iron and with anguish round, That none to help her grief was found Or loose the inextricably inwound Grim curse that girt her life with grief And made a burden of her breath, Harsh as the bitterness of death.
    • 1881, Algernon Charles Swinburne, Erechtheus[4]:
      With what blossomless flowerage of sea-foam and blood-coloured foliage inwound It shall crown as a heifer's for slaughter the forehead for marriage uncrowned?