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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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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.
The new ambassadors laid wreathes on the tombs of late King Hussein Bin Talal, King Abdullah Bin Al Hussein I, and King Talal Bin Abdullah.
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.
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.
Craft workshops will include tie-dye fabrics, god's eyes yarn designs, paper banners and springtime 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.
All the insipid and the menacing the mighty kitchen sink in the crystal castle when the moment is stretched on the surface of life like a stocking on a prostitute's leg the holy works history won't remember together with all the works of the devil the evil plans the lying tales the lovers like cannibals sitting and counting the pains of life like food in a labyrinth dark and tangled as my soul holy spirits and demons released death picks flowers gently in life makes eternal wreathes like fears in darkness they glitter spiritual children who live off me the wizard locks them up in the castle tells German tales on the other side I pass like a bridge the messiah a small child passes beneath me suddenly there's light out there living children
Sector Commander Punjab Rangers Sialkot Brig Mohammad Waseem hoisted the national flag and laid the floral wreathes at the graves of martyrs in a local graveyard at village Kundanpur during a special ceremony held there.
Tenders are invited for - Demolition of boundary wreathes, footpaths, curbs and a protective layer of concrete reinforced concrete slab;
Dziokonski gave an update on the Holiday Lighting Subcommittee, saying the town's 21, four-inch, unlighted, wreathes have been placed too high up on poles for people to see.
On this occasion, the army's area commanders visited the resting places of martyrs and laid wreathes on them.
The court heard his urine did not hit the plaques or wreathes at the Otley Road memorial in Headingley, West Yorks.
The Mayor laid a wreath and three other wreathes were laid.