from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Entangled; intricate.
  • adj. Covered with tangle, or seaweed.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Entangled; intricate.
  • adj. Covered with tangle, or seaweed.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Covered with tangle or seaweed.
  • Knotted; intertwined; intricate; snarly.


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  • The business that was revealed at the Helms store was a tangly, multifaceted thing, and although the Helms brothers would sell supplies to each of the moonshining groups that showed up at the store, it would be impossible to prove that those moonshiners were all involved in a conspiracy together.


  • It's all downhill after that, what with the plastic, tangly vine, and the shiny...leaning...blobs...

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  • But life rarely takes the easy route – just look at our general election, wot a twisty tangly thing its become.

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  • Working from opposite ends of a centerpull ball has the benefit of, well, one ball...but it's a bit tangly.

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  • Over supper, while the music played, he would tell them what he'd seen: tangly forests thick with vines; villages inhabited by as many dogs and pecking chickens as people; groups of locals with hardly any clothes on.

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  • And while we were cuddling in bed this morning, I discovered that the Dwarf had managed to untangle the tangly bits under his chin.

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  • They are particularly useful if your desk is freestanding in the workspace and the otherwise unmanaged wires would form a tangly mess.

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  • And while you're there, say hello (she's the one with the big, tangly hair).

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  • So it just accumulates, usually in a big communal tangly mess.

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  • The very tangly part of this sort of promise, as much as I support it and agree with it, is that it has the potential to run up against other policies and fundamental principles that are important to that government -- like respecting and negotiating with all provinces.

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