Wincing machine. (a) A wince. Ure. (b) A succession of winces. See Wince. Knight.

(Win"co*pipe) n. (Bot.) A little red flower, no doubt the pimpernel, which, when it opens in the morning, is supposed to bode a fair day. See Pimpernel.

There is small red flower in the stubble fields, which country people call the wincopipe; which if it opens in the morning, you may be sure a fair day will follow.

(Wind) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Wound (wound) (rarely Winded); p. pr. & vb. n. Winding.] [OE. winden, AS. windan; akin to OS. windan, D. & G. winden, OHG. wintan, Icel. & Sw. vinda, Dan. vinde, Goth. windan Cf. Wander, Wend.]

1. To turn completely, or with repeated turns; especially, to turn about something fixed; to cause to form convolutions about anything; to coil; to twine; to twist; to wreathe; as, to wind thread on a spool or into a ball.

Whether to wind
The woodbine round this arbor.

2. To entwist; to infold; to encircle.

Sleep, and I will wind thee in arms.

3. To have complete control over; to turn and bend at one's pleasure; to vary or alter or will; to regulate; to govern. "To turn and wind a fiery Pegasus." Shak.

In his terms so he would him wind.

Gifts blind the wise, and bribes do please
And wind all other witnesses.

Were our legislature vested in the prince, he might wind and turn our constitution at his pleasure.

4. To introduce by insinuation; to insinuate.

You have contrived . . . to wind
Yourself into a power tyrannical.

Little arts and dexterities they have to wind in such things into discourse.
Gov. of Tongue.

5. To cover or surround with something coiled about; as, to wind a rope with twine.

To wind off, to unwind; to uncoil.To wind out, to extricate. [Obs.] Clarendon.To wind up. (a) To coil into a ball or small compass, as a skein of thread; to coil completely. (b) To bring to a conclusion or settlement; as, to wind up one's affairs; to wind up an argument. (c) To put in a state of renewed or continued motion, as a clock, a watch, etc., by winding the spring, or that which carries the weight; hence, to prepare for continued movement or action; to put in order anew. "Fate seemed to wind him up for fourscore years." Dryden. "Thus they wound up his temper to a pitch." Atterbury. (d) To tighten (the strings) of a musical instrument, so as to tune it. "Wind up the slackened strings of thy lute." Waller.

1. A crank with a handle, for giving motion to a machine, a grindstone, etc.

2. An instrument with which to turn or strain something forcibly.

3. An axle or drum turned by a crank with a handle, or by power, for raising weights, as from the hold of a ship, from mines, etc.; a windlass.

4. A wince.

(Win"cing) n. The act of washing cloth, dipping it in dye, etc., with a wince.

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