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Serpentine meaning

serpentine - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. Resembling a serpent; having the shape or qualities of a serpent; subtle; winding or turning one way and the other, like a moving serpent; anfractuous; meandering; sinuous; zigzag; as, serpentine braid.
  2. 2. A mineral or rock consisting chiefly of the hydrous silicate of magnesia. It is usually of an obscure green color, often with a spotted or mottled appearance resembling a serpent's skin. Precious, or noble, serpentine is translucent and of a rich oil- green color.
  3. 3. A kind of ancient cannon.
  4. 4. To serpentize.
  5. 5. A colored mineral.
  6. 6. Like a serpent; winding.

serpentine - examples of usage

  1. An almost imperceptible frown gathered between his brows, however, as his eyes rested upon Marian Barber, who was wearing a fearfully and wonderfully made gown of gold- colored silk, covered with spangles, that gave her a serpentine effect, and made her look ten years older than the other girls. - "Grace Harlowe's Senior Year at High School or The Parting of the Ways", Jessie Graham Flower.
  2. " When I looked round and found you were not on my serpentine back, I didn't know where I was when you went overboard, and therefore didn't know a bit where to search for you. - "The Rainbow Book Tales of Fun & Fancy", Mabel Henriette Spielmann.
  3. How peculiar seems the twisting, " serpentine" nature! - "The Three Heron's Feathers", Hermann Sudermann.
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