(Maan) braided and punished - Female soldier reprimanded after braiding her friend's hair in public.
The courtroom itself is surrounded by high cyclone fences, braided with coiled razor wire, and watched by heavily armed guards.
The fates of species are braided with feedback systems, complicated interactions, and co-dependencies.
As Lucy had said, heavy black silk cords were braided in with the hair, with handsome tassels.
He wore a blue coat—frogged, braided, and buttoned to the throat.
It is thick and black (red, being a rarity, is considered a beauty), and is braided in two long tresses.
The braided one fingered indecisively the broad brim of a gray sombrero.
Mrs. Rose braided the two girls' hair in long pig-tails and tied their ribbons for them.
The women wear it braided and looped up on the sides of the head.
The women always wear it of great length, braided in two queues, and dangling down the back.
"to plait, knit, weave, twist together," c.1200, breidan, from Old English bregdan "to move quickly, pull, shake, swing, throw (in wrestling), draw (a sword); bend, weave, knit, join together; change color, vary; scheme, feign, pretend" (class III strong verb, past tense brægd, past participle brogden), from Proto-Germanic *bregthan "make sudden jerky movements from side to side" (cf. Old Norse bregða "to brandish, turn about, braid;" Old Saxon bregdan "to weave;" Dutch breien "to knit;" Old High German brettan "to draw, weave, braid"), from PIE root *bherek- "to gleam, flash" (cf. Sanskrit bhrasate "flames, blazes, shines"). In English the verb survives only in the narrow definition of "plait hair." Related: Braided; braiding.
in part from stem found in Old English gebrægd "craft, fraud," gebregd "commotion," Old Norse bragð "deed, trick," and in part from or influenced by related braid (v.). Earliest senses are "a deceit, stratagem, trick" (c.1200), "sudden or quick movement" (c.1300); meaning "anything plaited or entwined" (especially hair) is from 1520s.