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Synonyms for winding

Synonyms for winding

repeatedly curving in alternate directions

Synonyms for winding

the act of winding or twisting


marked by repeated turns and bends

of a path e.g.

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This slope was trampled hard and bare, and washed out in winding gullies by the rain.
Bonacieux was acquainted with all the turnings and windings of this part of the Louvre, appropriated for the people of the household.
After numberless windings, Dantes saw a door with an iron wicket.
D'Artagnan led the way through the intricate windings and narrow alleys of the city and ere long they had reached the house in question.
You must follow that sound through the windings of the labyrinth, and, by and by, you will find him.
Here and there gleams as of a few scattered pieces of silver marked the windings of the great river; and on the nearest of them, just within the bar, the tug steaming right into the land became lost to my sight, hull and funnel and masts, as though the impassive earth had swallowed her up without an effort, without a tremor.
To feel its wondrous harmonies searching the subtlest windings of your soul, the delicate fibres of life where no memory can penetrate, and binding together your whole being past and present in one unspeakable vibration, melting you in one moment with all the tenderness, all the love that has been scattered through the toilsome years, concentrating in one emotion of heroic courage or resignation all the hard-learnt lessons of self- renouncing sympathy, blending your present joy with past sorrow and your present sorrow with all your past joy?
She followed their steps along the bottom walk, and had just turned up into another, when the voice and the laugh of Miss Crawford once more caught her ear; the sound approached, and a few more windings brought them before her.
From this place he despatched the messenger in question, trusting to his overtaking the barges as they toiled up against the stream, and were delayed by the windings of the river.
To the right and left, in the middle of each wall, a tall and narrow Gothic window looked out upon a closed corridor which pursued the windings of the suite.
For years I have endeavored to break through the veil which shrouded it, and at last the time came when I seized my thread and followed it, until it led me, after a thousand cunning windings, to ex-Professor Moriarty of mathematical celebrity.
They walked rapidly, taking the short cuts, and reached the summit while the carriage was still pursuing the windings of the road.
As usual, she was extraordinarily festooned and bedizened, with a limp Leghorn hat anchored to her head by many windings of faded gauze, and a little black velvet parasol on a carved ivory handle absurdly balanced over her much larger hatbrim.
So we addressed ourselves to follow the brook that stole away from the spring in its windings and doublings and tricky surprises.
This must not be, if the clue that leads through the windings of the story is to remain from end to end untangled in my hands.