Lynch nods indulgently as Brand launches into an epic, serpentine definition of the benefits of TM.
It's not just about the wild serpentine forms that Schiavone borrowed from Mannerist painters based further south.
But he tells their story in a voyeuristic way, to make this one of the most troubling and serpentine novel of the year.
Most of the time, the three-hour, serpentine drive to Jalalabad is gorgeous and calm, though attacks can happen.
In the park you will also find the serpentine, a lake in which people boat or swim (depending on the time of year).
There is no touch of modern ugliness in the tiny maritime refuge which is barely half the size of the serpentine.
The krisses of the Malays, at the present day have serpentine blades.
On fine mornings he used to spend two or three hours on the serpentine, alternating rowing and dictating.
Alf forgot him and fished for minnows in the serpentine with some companions.
A Gentleman afflicted with Lumbago was advised to bathe in the serpentine in winter.
c.1400, "plant reputed to contain antivenom," from Old French serpentin name of a precious stone, noun use of adjective meaning "of a snake, snake-like; sly, deceptive," from Late Latin serpentius "of a serpent," from Latin serpentem (nominative serpens) "snake" (see serpent). As the name of a greenish igneous rock consisting mainly of hydrous magnesium silicate, attested from early 15c.