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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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Beijing and the surrounding area in China's northeast is often wreathed in noxious smog, which has been cited as a factor in high rates of lung cancer.
SHE arrived wreathed in steam and gleaming in the sunshine.
The face of the seven-time Grand Slam winner was afterwards wreathed with smiles, while Cornet twice broke into tears during the match, aware from an early stage that she was unlikely to find a way to halt one of the game's most formidable attacker two nights in a row, the report added.
The Prime Minister and GOC Murree later wreathed the monument of martyrs.
of your smile waves: like a scythe wreathed w/magpies (keeping the
The Scot was certainly grateful as he skipped on to the pitch at the final whistle, wreathed in smiles and embraced Benteke who had an otherwise quiet evening.
A Syrian military helicopter has been shot down in Damascus, plummeting to the ground wreathed in smoke and flames.
alternifolia is a large shrub or small tree, best grown against a wall with graceful arching branches wreathed with fragrant pale lilac flowers in June.
The mist also wreathed coastline areas like Formby and Southport as temperatures hit 19C across other parts of the region, including at Aigburth cricket club.
The black mother turns to go, toddler on her skirts, as though both see the danger of lingering too long in the sweet mist of espresso, of stopping to read the newspaper while wreathed by our familiar smiles, our strained, toothy kindness.
Here is an occluded Paris, wreathed in the smoke and soot of an industrialised age held just out of frame.
Gendler's photo not only captures the North America Nebula, it places it an unfamiliar context by showing the whole region wreathed in wispy nebulosity.
1 : to form into wreaths <Evergreen branches were wreathed and hung.
Among the images are this woman's foot perched in a towering stiletto-heeled shoe, the bones sharply angled, skeletal hands typing over the delicate circuitry of a laptop computer (below right), and an electric chair (below left), wreathed in sinister coils of wire.