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Serpentine shape

Serpentine refers to the curved shape of an object or design which resembles the letter s, a sine wave or a snake; the latter is the derivation of the term.


  • This shape is often used while riding horses as a riding figure, to help train the animal and help improve the rider.
  • Boustrophedon text is ordered in a serpentine fashion.
  • The zigzag entropy coding used in JPEG images is evocative of the serpentine.
  • Thomas Jefferson designed serpentine brick walls for the University of Virginia. [1] [2]
  • Sigmoid function
  • Line of Beauty


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