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meander

an ornamental pattern, esp as used in ancient Greek architecture

Meander

A running ornament consisting of a fret design with many involved turnings and an intricate variety of designs.

Meander

 

a common geometric design consisting of a line winding in and out at right angles. The meander was widely used in ancient Greek art. Its name derives from the winding Maeander River (now the Büyükmenderes) in Asia Minor.

meander

[mē′an·dər]
(hydrology)
A sharp, sinuous loop or curve in a stream, usually part of a series.
(oceanography)
A deviation of the flow pattern of a current.

fret

1. An ornament, sometimes painted, incised, or raised and formed of short fillets, bands, or reglets variously combined, frequently consisting of continuous lines arranged in rectangular forms; a meander; a Greek key.
2. Similar ornamentation in which the fillets intersect at oblique angles, as often in Oriental designs.

labyrinth fret, key pattern, meander

labyrinth fret
A fret with many involved turnings.
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The village is built on the meandering River Coquet which comes out to sea in the busy port of Amble.
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to Just imagine opening your bedroom curtains every morning with nothing to detract from the beautiful view of the meandering river and mountains beyond.
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City officials seek just such community input on the Los Angeles River in order to fashion a grandiose plan to turn 32 miles of drab flood-control channels into a meandering river walk of parks, paths, restaurants and housing.
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The meandering river is 'like a sickle,' she said, but unfortunately, the Palace lies along the backside of the blade.
By now, the Thames had become a quiet meandering river tamed by locks and it all seemed a far cry from the madding crowds of the capital.