Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An entanglement; the act of tangling or entangling; the knot or mixture of things thus tangled.

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Examples

  • So they freed their minds for a more specialized form of re - search, freed science itself from its compromising en - tanglement with “natural philosophy.”

    CHRISTIANITY IN HISTORY

  • High and low looked Count Victor as he slacked his pace, seeking for some way out of this sack, releasing as he did so the small sword from the tanglement of his skirts, feeling the Mechlin deucedly in his way.

    Doom Castle

  • The fronds of the bracken grow to feet where we have inches; weeds that with us would shelter a mouse would there oonceal an elephant, and a creeping plant which in England would delay a man only while he kicked its tendrils aside grows in Jamaica to such a strength and tanglement that it would obstruct the passage of a troop of horse.

    Humphrey Bold A Story of the Times of Benbow

  • I began to see some of the tanglement of nature, and appreciate the solemn mystery of our travel across this vexed and care-warped world.

    John Splendid The Tale of a Poor Gentleman, and the Little Wars of Lorn

  • But before plunging into the tanglement of these rather complicated problems, it will make for clearness if we consider quite briefly the philosophic heritage of social teaching to which the Middle

    Mediaeval Socialism

  • That I should have to undertake this task is a proof of the complexity of education, of the bewildering tanglement of its root-system, of the depths to which some of its roots descend into the subsoil of human-life.

    What Is and What Might Be A Study of Education in General and Elementary Education in Particular

  • A quantity of long dark hair hung round her head in a condition of seemingly hopeless tanglement, and the dark eyes, proportionately larger than the rest of the features, wore an expression of mingled apathy and suspicion, alike strange and painful to see in the eyes of a child.

    The White Rose of Langley A Story of the Olden Time

  • Desborough gazed doubtingly on the speaker -- "Strange sort of a dress that for shootin 'I guess -- them cloaks most be a great tanglement in the bushes."

    The Canadian Brothers, or the Prophecy Fulfilled a Tale of the Late American War — Volume 1

  • As you can see from the picture you get an awesome carrying case which protects the earphones and prevents cord tanglement when not in use.

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  • The image I have with the tanglement of the intestines is that some of these people have entirely twisted the gospel.

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