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inwreathe (third-person singular simple present inwreathes, present participle inwreathing, simple past and past participle inwreathed)

  1. (transitive, obsolete, poetic) To surround or encompass as with a wreath.
    • 1726, James Thomson, “Autumn”, in The Seasons:
      Nor less the palm of peace inwreathes thy brow
    • 1851, Herman Melville, Moby-Dick:
      It was far down the afternoon; and when all the spearings of the crimson fight were done: and floating in the lovely sunset sea and sky, sun and whale both stilly died together; then, such a sweetness and such plaintiveness, such inwreathing orisons curled up in that rosy air, that it almost seemed as if far over from the deep green convent valleys of the Manilla isles, the Spanish land-breeze, wantonly turned sailor, had gone to sea, freighted with these vesper hymns.
    • 1883, George Kent, “Love's Wreath”, in The Granite Monthly: A New Hampshire Magazine[1], volume 6, page 306:
      Nor diamonds inwreathed with the braids of her hair.