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- noun Alternative form of
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- noun a person who removes tangles; someone who takes something out of a tangled state
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Nor, before that date, was any allusion made to him, as a possible unraveller of the Sudan difficulty, in the Press.
At the Bar cafe, where the reporters assembled before going to any of the courts, or to the Prefecture, in search of their news of crime, he began to win a reputation as an unraveller of intricate and obscure affairs which found its way to the office of the Chief of the Surete.
At that time, before Rouletabille had given proof of his unique talent, Larsan was reputed as the most skilful unraveller of the most mysterious and complicated crimes.
With nothing very spectacular to his credit, he had earned repute as a follower of long trails, and as an acute unraveller of tangled clews.
She looked round with the triumphant smile of a successful unraveller of mystery.
Her reading had lain much among novels in which the private detective was omnipotent, the unraveller of all mysteries, the avenger of every wrong.
Commerce, that unraveller of countries, led them to undertake this journey.
"I assure Lady Frances," observed her father, rising from the table at the same time, and laying a particular emphasis on the word _lady_, as if he would reprove Colonel Jones's plainness -- "I assure _Lady_ Frances that I am a most excellent unraveller of mysteries, -- of _all_ mysteries," he repeated with a stress on the word ALL, that made the blood rush into his daughter's cheek.
Gaining the sublunary domicile of this mystical unraveller, which for the greater facility of communication with the stars he had fixed in the loftiest apartment of the house, our trio knocked at the door, which, after some hesitation, was opened by an ancient Sybil, who was presently joined by her counterpart, both "so withered and so wild in their attire," that "they looked not like inhabitants o 'th' earth, and yet were on it."
Real Life In London, Volumes I. and II. Or, The Rambles And Adventures Of Bob Tallyho, Esq., And His Cousin, The Hon. Tom Dashall, Through The Metropolis; Exhibiting A Living Picture Of Fashionable Characters, Manners, And Amusements In High And Low Life (1821)
I am Antar the unraveller of every difficulty, the destroyer of foes with my Indian blade.