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


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  • Behind unlifted lids, a film unexpurgated from the memory of the past nine months unreeled itself.

    Five Stops on Line 2, Ch 1: Qalb elouz

  • The three strolled back to the Camaro, the volume was cranked impossibly so that the beat seemed to rock the Buick; the Camaro unreeled a dual strip of smoking rubber, sped off into the traffic where they were audible squeals and, doubtless , inaudible curses.


  • We sat in the dark as a near perfect movie unreeled on the screen.

    Michael Jones: Nine

  • Ric rolled the unreeled film into a fire-hose thickness around his forearm.

    Silver Zombie

  • “Do you suppose some silver nitrate remained on that unreeled film?”

    Silver Zombie

  • The sound unit spouted alive, producing chuckling music and a laugh track as film trailers and commercials for long-gone car models and local businesses unreeled on the screen.

    Silver Zombie

  • I spotted the unreeled old-fashioned film flapping on his arm.

    Silver Zombie

  • One day, she unreeled the litany of her unhappy prison life with an unsettling, twitchy anxiety.

    On the Right Track

  • The orderly in the shower stall unreeled a hose and opened it full force.

    Three Stations : An Arkady Renko Novel

  • The wave heaved up against the boulders, unreeled fast in level lines of whitewater.



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