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wind something (up) (into something)

to coil something up into a ball or similar shape. Tony wound all the string up into a ball. Wind up the string into a ball. Please wind this into a ball.
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Martha ran and shut the door and turned the key, but before she did it they both heard the sound of a door in some far passage shutting with a bang, and then everything was quiet, for even the wind ceased "wutherin'" for a few moments.
I was seriously affected, without knowing how much, by late events; and my long exposure to the fierce wind had confused me.
The storm of rain and wind descended upon them towards eight o'clock.
Thereon he gathered his clouds together, grasped his trident, stirred it round in the sea, and roused the rage of every wind that blows till earth, sea, and sky were hidden in cloud, and night sprang forth out of the heavens.
Then on went the never-tiring Breeze, over forest, hill, and field, till the sky grew dark, and bleak winds whistled by.
William Sublette, the enterprising leader of the Rocky Mountain Fur Company, had, two or three years previously, reached the valley of the Wind River, which lies on the northeast of the mountains; but had proceeded with them no further.
Hour after hour passed away, and slowly Dorothy got over her fright; but she felt quite lonely, and the wind shrieked so loudly all about her that she nearly became deaf.
There wasn't much wind at the time, and the heavy, lumbering dugout was slow in getting under way.
Her speed again was terrific, for the wind seemed to have increased rather than to have lessened.
The wind again prevented Nikita's hearing his master's words.
And not only was he going faster, but he was eating into the wind a fraction of a point closer than we.
cause his thoughts wind up, and his talk winds up, and his action winds up--like a clock.
A VERY LARGE OAK was uprooted by the wind and thrown across a stream.
The wind blew hard and joggled the water of the ocean, sending ripples across its surface.
All day we sailed, and all night, and the next day, and the next, day after day, the wind always astern and blowing steadily and strong.