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  • verb Present participle of unloop.


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  • "unlooping" it and making it back into a 7-way join (with subqueries, if you like). - The SQL Server blog spot on the web

  • When you straighten it out without unlooping it the non-flexible wires inside now have to travel round the circumference of the the cord as well as down the length.

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  • Because I am not by nature a satirist, I picture Asher and Dorothy and Ted and Sheila, come to that in a Rubensesque setting, cherubim in the clouds, the silk of their garments rustling, his fingers unlooping curls that fall about her peachy neck, both their faces on fire.

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  • Henry stood on the deck, unlooping an enormous rope from a concrete pillar at the end of the dock.

    Cinderella At The Ball

  • The girls darted through the open door, in breathless haste locked it, then in a trice unlooping their quilted skirts with Bragg's precious despatches inside, rolled all up into a bundle and thrust it up the chimney - the open fire-place being concealed by a screen.

    War-time sketches : historical and otherwise,

  • You are to think of a cord always looping and unlooping itself according to certain mathematical laws.

    The Moon Endureth: Tales and Fancies

  • First she gave the curtains a little shake, and unlooping one of them, looped it up again, so as to throw the beams of the evening sun on the table.

    Dred; A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp. Vol. I

  • It even appears to squeeze these cheeks into folds or crude, hillock-like ructions that almost press against the nose, which seems to be extruding out towards us like a fat, gradually unlooping, worm-like thing.

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