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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!
See also: snake

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.
See also: snake
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The beach snakes along the coast for 20 miles, passing dunes, lagoons and a winding promenade.
Fragments of others used to lie in piles on the shoulders of the potholed asphalt road that snakes along Buchach's Torgova Street.
The south section, about 23 kilometers long, snakes along the hiking gate inside China University of Science and Technology, to Jiuwufeng, Miaogaotai, Tiaomigong Temple, and then to Anlu Temple, Wanshou Bridge, Zhinan Temple Trail, the Tea-scented Circular Trail, and finishes at National Chengchi University.
Upon reaching what must have once been the ancient Gargano Island shoreline, the road rapidly narrows, climbs and then snakes along the coast.
He's walked on moving glaciers on Iceland, dodged poisonous snakes along the South Australian Sea, searched for jaguars in the jungles of Belize, helped the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation defend accusations that the actor despoiled an island in Thailand while filming The Beach, dropped dye packets out of a helicopter to show Inside Edition viewers what rip currents in San Francisco Bay look like, and faced down a 6-foot-tall kangaroo who broke into his bedroom at an Australian eco-resort.
The par-three 4th is also slightly longer to a new green even closer to the beach that snakes along the front nine.
The queue of several kilometers starts at the Padang, an open field in Singapore's downtown, crosses a park and snakes along the Singapore River to Parliament House.
Rather, it snakes along the border between old and nowhere.
As this house and techno parade snakes along Zurich's lakeside, all tile colours of the rainbow will explode in the streets.
The city of Corona Del Mar is investigating an outsized, hand-painted Dalek mural that snakes along a massive wall outside of the CDM Hobie shop.
As well as racing in temperatures rising to 35 degrees Celsius organisers have warned that competitors should also look out for spiders and snakes along the course while risking dehydration and hypothermia.
After the simultaneouslous predation event was detected, both snakes along with the captured prey were placed on a flat surface for to be observed and to gather the photographic record.
Modern Gambia is, however, very small and snakes along the banks of the Gambia River It comprises land about 10 miles deep on either side of the river It is crowded with a population of about 1.7 million.