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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of unknit.


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  • But after we had wondered why anyone would enjoy "Flying from something that he dreads," unknitted the chronology, and recognized

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  • The wine, the coruscating heat of the sun and the mitigating balm of the breeze, the smell of aloes, the rousing choruses, the ever-incredible nakedness of the girls, the Morse code of virgin light glancing after the perpetual motion of the waters, conspired together and unknitted the dry bones in his heart.

    Captain Corelli's Mandolin

  • The poor unknitted their brows and shuffled their feet, muttering once more among themselves.

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  • Instantly, Mr. Roberts's eyes slid out of focus, his brows unknitted, and a took of dreamy unconcern fell over his face.

    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

  • By this time the unwonted prospect of a really hearty dinner began to soften the stern Juliet, and her brows unknitted themselves, showing that her eyes would be pretty if they wore a pleasant expression.

    Littlebourne Lock

  • Unspeakable, unchanging, with white unknitted brow

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  • Her forehead unknitted itself; her dove's eyes brightened; she smiled, and the rough feathers of her eyebrows lay down, appeased.

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  • Torrini slowly unknitted his brows, and an irresolute expression stole across his face; then he called Brigida, and bade her go in with the children.

    The Stillwater Tragedy

  • Nought did her deadly anger to her brow unknitted rise,

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  • When it is necessary to decrease two stitches at once, proceed thus: -- Slip one, knit two stitches together, then slip the unknitted stitch over the two knitted together.

    Beeton's Book of Needlework


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