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  • v. Present participle of unreel.


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  • The tubing unwound in her hands, unreeling like a garden hose.


  • But while his story was still unreeling in the papers, another dry Republican, M.


  • “Seek the enfranchisement of women everywhere,” Hobson shouted from the podium at the 1915 ASL convention in Atlantic City, unreeling an inventory of urgent imperatives.


  • It is this shifting frame of imaginative projection across which, as maximized by Romanticism, voice oscillates as the return of the repressed in the unreeling of a discrete alphabetic scroll.

    Phonemanography: Romantic to Victorian

  • The wave rose, shivered, crumbled, then sent a tear of white unreeling across open water.


  • Balanced easily on the four-inch wide ledge, Merlo stopped the unreeling thread, then cut it with a knife-edge built into the handle.

    Merlo, The Magician « Official Harry Harrison News Blog

  • The movie was unreeling, but standing silhouettes obscured most of the screen.

    Silver Zombie

  • James Wood, for example, concludes that it is “commendably ambitious, extremely well written, powerfully moving in places, and, alas, utterly conventional”—but only after unreeling some eighteen hundred words to complain about utter conventionality.

    Archive 2010-03-01

  • His whole life was unreeling, like a tape recorder playing back at hundreds of times normal speed.


  • Soon it was unreeling rapidly, the end of the silk being drawn upward like a magic kite.

    Falcon Street


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