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wreathe (itself) around someone or something

[for something] to form itself into a wreath or circle around someone or something. The smoke wreathed around the smokers' heads, almost obliterating sight of them. The smoke wreathed around the green tree near the fire.
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wreathe someone or something in something

to enclose someone or something in a wreath or a wreath-shaped area. The trees wreathed them in a lovely frame. It made a beautiful photograph. The vines wreathed the campers in a gentle bower.
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wreathe something around someone or something

to form something into a wreath around someone or something. The smoke wreathed a ring around the old man holding a pipe. The cloud wreathed a huge halo around the tip of the mountain.
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Leaving members of the public to lay their own wreathes and remember once more the men and women who gave up their today for our tomorrow.
A man from Eaglescliffe discovered the discarded poppies and wreathes as he walked through the church grounds on Saturday afternoon.
The Co-ordination Committee appealed to members of the civil society, lawyers, and general public to arrive at the place of martyrdom of Chaudhry Aslam on 18th January at 5:00 pm and pay tribute to him by laying floral wreathes and burning candles.
Place wreathes or "welcome" signs on resident-room doors to distinguish them from other rooms in the facility.
During the visit, the couple will lay wreathes at monuments dedicated to Atsuhito Nakata, a Japanese volunteer for the United Nations who was shot dead by an armed group in April 1993 while monitoring the Cambodian general election, and Haruyuki Takada, a policeman who was killed in Cambodia in May that year, the agency said.
"Fiction (as wish)" reads one of the repeatedly projected texts, evoking the fragile moment when creative desire wreathes itself in form.
The Queen will join John Major to lay wreathes at the Cenotaph in London as a mark of respect for those who died in battle.
Political, social, religious and civil society organizations would also lay wreathes on graves of the martyrs.
In a recent essay titled "The Logic of the Beneficiary," my Columbia colleague English professor Bruce Robbins, wreathes the boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement with laurel leaves, but while making a spotty argument he does succeed in clarifying some of what's at stake.
Be it at sea, in the air, or on land, These brave people, at their officer''s command, Did not think of the horrors ahead, So now today we honour the dead, And remember those who will never grow old, We remember those people who were so bold, As into battle they did go, the consequences they did know, That they may never return to face another day, But they will be remembered in every way, With poppy wreathes laid and services said, To honour the fallen, to honour the dead, Who without their bravery we would not live the lives we do, For you will always be remembered and may God Bless you.
He was one of 15 veterans from area veterans' organizations who tossed wreathes and bouquets of flowers into the gentle water of one of the ponds at Elm Park.
The court heard his urine did not hit the plaques or wreathes at the Otley Road memorial in Headingley, West Yorks.
Leeds Magistrates' Court was told Marshall did not deliberately desecrate the Otley Road memorial in November last year and his urine did not make contact with any of the plaques or wreathes.
Subway workers and relatives of victims of the 1995 nerve gas attack on Tokyo's subway system by the AUM Shinrikyo cult laid wreathes Friday in memory of those who died.