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snake along

1. To move or travel along (something or some place) in a twisting, winding, wriggling manner, like a snake. The competing cyclists snaked along the twisting mountain roads so fast that it's a wonder none of them got sick! I threw myself down on my stomach and snaked along in the mud to avoid detection.
2. To lie or run in a twisting, turning pattern (across the length of something). The San Juan River snakes along for over 400 miles between Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah. I'd always heard that you can see the Great Wall of China snaking along the hills of Northern China from space, but apparently that's just a myth!
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snake along

to move along in a curving line, looking like a snake; to move along in a line, moving as a snake moves. The train snaked along, gaining speed as it went downhill. The line of people waiting to buy tickets snaked along slowly.
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A few hours earlier 31 buses had snaked along Dalzell Drive, most of them double deckers, waiting to transport thousands off to Hampden after downing a few pints at Fir Park.
A line to enter a red bouncing castle snaked along one of Nijmeh Square's walkways.
The police pursuit snaked along Old Walsall Street and Hampstead Road where the fleeing driver clipped several cars including a Toyota and Nissan Micra.
Expert riders in jumpsuits performed tricks on motorcycles, and train fanciers of all ages admired the elaborate displays of model trains that snaked along a motorized track in the events center.
Queues snaked along Lime Street as would-be Cillas waited to give it their all ahead of the opening of the new musical, due to open this autumn.
At one point along the route participants snaked along a large white canvas with the message "Basques Decide" written in large yellow letters in English.
e march started at 1pm on Saturday in the Bigg Market, snaked along Collingwood Street, on to Westgate Road, along St James' Boulevard, on to Barrack Road and into Leazes Park.
-- with the masked 27-year-old actor snaked along the sidewalk of a busy Los Angeles street, around the block and down an alleyway Wednesday afternoon.
And although English mustard fans may get sniffy over the product, it's perfect for that purpose - where Colman's is a fiery condiment to be used sparingly, French's sharp flavour is great snaked along a hot dog in a roll and, unlike English mustard doesn't make the nose burn if you accidentally eat too much.
It was huge--a mile-long tent that snaked along the East River on Randall's Island, home to a kids' soccer stadium and a hospital for the criminally insane.
She has fond memories of the line that snaked along the valley floor and transported racehorses to meetings throughout Britain.
Onlookers also saw a vintage tram, illuminated land trains, transport vehicles and a nativity scene float as the parade snaked along Vaughan Street, Mostyn Street, Lloyd Street and to the Town Hall then back to the station.
The lines snaked along the headland and reached almost as far as the famous lighthouse overlooking the Irish Sea.
They snaked along the streets in Cairo and other cities, with men and women standing in separate lines as is customary in the conservative and mainly Muslim nation.
Crowds snaked along Westgate Road from the theatre entrance before the landmark performance, knowing they were among just 1,000 fans to witness Coldplay within touching distance.