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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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In the distance, the sound of honking from back-to-back traffic snaking along Roxas Boulevard is drowned out by the stretch of water.
A large funnel could be seen forming on the water behind Parc Llandudno retail estate before snaking along the shoreline.
As we drove up the mountain in the dark, I saw dozens of taillights snaking along in front of me, and dozens of headlights behind me.
Downslope from the aspen stands, an alder run's wide swath bordered a creek snaking along the bottom between hills.
From the ridge, visitors can see Northumberland National Park and the wall snaking along the countryside.
THE long, good-natured queues snaking along Brighton seafront to enter Labour's conference bear witness to the phenomenal rise in Jeremy Corbyn's popularity.
The trucks stranded in Matnog stretched to about three kilometers, snaking along the highway leading to the town's port.
Today every inch of the borders, snaking along the stone walls, is planted with colour, form and foliage in mind.
Studio Weave's winning entry, Lullaby Factory, relies on a tangle of materials, with oversized phonograph horns and trumpets shaped from spun metal and aluminum, and an assortment of industrial materials, pumps, and pipework snaking along the brick building's side.
Seen here snaking along the Melbourne lounge like a chic inner-city wine bar, it also doubles as a stand-up zone for socialising at the end of a long day.
Mario Cresci, who envisions southern Italy as a "foreign" space within the country's borders, transforms wires snaking along walls into poetic abstractions in Martina Franca, 1979.
While water delivery trucks have become a commonplace sight, a network of pipes to transport water from artesian wells has also taken shape, snaking along electricity poles belonging to Electricite du Liban.
By yesterday morning, the line stretched around three sides of St Andrew's, snaking along Coventry Road, Tilton Road and as far as Garrison Lane.
It then went the wrong way round two mini-roundabouts before losing control, snaking along the road, going onto the off-side and hitting a tree.
It starts at the Memorial Gardens before snaking along Hollowgate, over the Toll House Bridge and along Huddersfield Road, up Cooper Lane to Victoria Park.