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  • n. One who, or that which, unravels.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which unravels.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person who removes tangles; someone who takes something out of a tangled state


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  • He was a negotiator and an unraveler of knots, and there were still people who suspected, because of his wartime activities, that he had a cloak and a dagger somewhere concealed.

    Cargo of Eagles

  • Whether the seed be sown on fertile or on barren ground, time alone, the unraveler of all hidden truths, will tell; coming years will break the secret to the authoress as she would want to know it, in the meantime she makes her most respectful curtsey to the world of readers, wishing her humble effort a _bon voyage.

    Honor Edgeworth Ottawa's Present Tense

  • He was tossing out Greek declensions to the prof. like a geyser, and Conny Matthews, our champion Livy unraveler, had shown him how to hold a Latin verb in his teeth while he broke open the rest of the sentence.

    At Good Old Siwash

  • Rutilius Rufus listened with interest, and when the moment came, offered his answer; what he didn’t tell his sister and brother-in-law was that the real unraveler of the conundrum was Gaius Marius, whose terse letter he had just received from Africa.

    The First Man in Rome


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