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A serpentine shape is any of certain curved shapes of an object or design, which are suggestive of the shape of a snake . Serpentine shapes occur in architecture, in furniture, and in mathematics.

Serpentine lines in a plate from The Analysis of Beauty by William Hogarth.

A serpentine shape is any of certain curved shapes of an object or design, which are suggestive of the shape of a snake (the adjective "serpentine" is derived from the word serpent). Serpentine shapes occur in architecture, in furniture, and in mathematics.