serpentine

  • 21Serpentine — Ser|pen|ti|ne [zɛrpɛn ti:nə], die; , n: a) schlangenförmig an steilen Berghängen ansteigender Weg mit vielen extrem scharfen Kurven: die Serpentine herauffahren, herunterfahren. b) extrem scharfe Kurve innerhalb einer Serpentine (a): die… …

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  • 22serpentine — {{11}}serpentine (adj.) twisting, winding, 1610s; see SERPENT (Cf. serpent) + INE (Cf. ine) (1). An earlier adjective meaning having the evil qualities of a serpent is recorded from late 14c. The winding lake of that name in Hyde Park, London,… …

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  • 23SERPENTINE — s. f. Pierre fine tachetée comme la peau d un serpent. Un vase, une tasse de serpentine.   Il se dit aussi Du marbre serpentin. SERPENTINE, en Botanique, est Le nom d une plante exotique dont le bois, appelé Bois de serpent, était employé… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 24serpentine — 1. adjective /ˈsəːpəntaɪn,ˈsɚːpəntaɪn/ a) Sinuous; curving in alternate directions. The serpentine path through the mountains was narrow and dangerous. b) Having the shape or form of a snake. There are serpentine species of lizards which do not… …

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  • 25Serpentine — Original name in latin Serpentine Name in other language Serpentine State code AU Continent/City Australia/Perth longitude 32.36051 latitude 115.97723 altitude 36 Population 1855 Date 2012 02 28 …

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  • 26serpentine — ser|pen|tine [ˈsə:pəntaın US ˈsə:rpənti:n] adj [only before noun] literary 1.) winding like a snake ▪ the serpentine course of the river 2.) complicated and difficult to understand ▪ a serpentine plot …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 27serpentine — [[t]sɜ͟ː(r)pəntaɪn[/t]] ADJ GRADED Something that is serpentine is curving and winding in shape, like a snake when it moves. [LITERARY] ...serpentine woodland pathways. Syn: winding …

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  • 28serpentine —    A metamorphic rock which takes a polish, typically dark to yellowish green, sometimes brown, and often with spots or mottling its snake like qualities. It is often considered a marble. During the Renaissance green Greek porphyry was described… …

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  • 29Serpentine — serpantinas statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Posūkio kreivė zigzagais nutiestame kalnų kelyje, kur nuokalnė labai stati, o posūkio kampai smailūs. atitikmenys: angl. serpentine vok. Serpentine, f rus. cерпентин, m …

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  • 30serpentine — serpantinas statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Posūkio kreivė zigzagais nutiestame kalnų kelyje, kur nuokalnė labai stati, o posūkio kampai smailūs. atitikmenys: angl. serpentine vok. Serpentine, f rus. cерпентин, m …

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  • 31serpentine — adj., n., & v. adj. 1 of or like a serpent. 2 coiling, tortuous, sinuous, meandering, writhing (the serpentine windings of the stream). 3 cunning, subtle, treacherous. n. 1 a soft rock mainly of hydrated magnesium silicate, usu. dark green and… …

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  • 32serpentine — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French serpentin, from Late Latin serpentinus, from Latin serpent , serpens Date: 15th century 1. of or resembling a serpent (as in form or movement) 2. subtly wily or tempting 3. a. winding or… …

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  • 33SERPENTINE — adj. f. T. de Manége. Il se dit De la langue du cheval, lorsqu elle remue sans cesse au dehors ou au dedans de sa bouche, ce qui déplace ordinairement le vrai point d appui du mors. Ce cheval a la langue serpentine …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 34SERPENTINE — n. f. Pierre fine tachetée comme la peau d’un serpent. Un vase, une tasse de serpentine. Il se dit aussi du Marbre serpentin. En termes de Botanique, il désigne une Plante exotique dont le bois, appelé Bois de serpent, était employé autrefois en… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 35Serpentine — Haarnadelkurve, Spitzkehre, Wegbiegung, Wegkehre, Wendung, Windung; (schweiz.): Rank; (südd.): Kehr. * * * Serpentine,die:1.〈inWindungenansteigenderWeg〉Zickzackweg–2.⇨Windung(1) SerpentineZickzackweg,Schlangenlinie,Kehre,Kehrschleife,Kehrwende …

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  • 36Serpentine — Ser·pen·ti̲·ne die; , n; 1 eine steile Straße oder ein steiler Weg mit vielen engen Kurven 2 eine enge Kurve in einer ↑Serpentine (1) ≈ Haarnadelkurve || K : Serpentinenstraße …

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  • 37serpentine — ser|pen|tine [ sɜrpən,tin, sɜrpən,taın ] adjective LITERARY full of bends and twists: serpentine country lanes …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 38serpentine — adjective twisting or winding like a snake: the serpentine course of the river …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 39serpentine — UK [ˈsɜː(r)pəntaɪn] / US [ˈsɜrpənˌtɪn] / US [ˈsɜrpənˌtaɪn] adjective literary full of bends and twists serpentine country lanes …

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  • 40serpentine — I ser•pen•tine [[t]ˈsɜr pənˌtin, ˌtaɪn[/t]] adj. 1) of, characteristic of, or resembling a serpent, as in form or movement 2) having a winding course, as a road; sinuous 3) shrewd, wily, or cunning 4) something with a sinuous, snakelike form or… …

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