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  • v. Present participle of unriddle.
  • n. The solving of a riddle.


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  • As love never fails to make itself felt when it is real, the queen had no difficulty in unriddling what was a secret for every one else.

    The Heptameron of Margaret, Queen of Navarre

  • A gold medal in the department of Hermeneutical Science to the ingenious individual, who, after any length of study, can succeed in unriddling this tremendous passage from "Master Hugues of Saxe-Gotha," the organist: --

    Early Reviews of English Poets

  • Sabre was also fond of chess and attracted by acrostics; and regular evenings of every week were spent by the two in unriddling the problems set in the chess and acrostic columns of journals taken in for the purpose.

    If Winter Comes

  • The Prince continued his unriddling of the scheme hatched in Castile.


  • There were regular interpreters in attendance, who made considerable sums out of the recipients by expounding and unriddling these oracles.

    Works of Lucian of Samosata — Volume 02

  • Here then, at last, was the unriddling of the enigma they had been so long endeavoring to solve; both the hypotheses they had formed in succession had now to give way before the announcement of the real truth.

    Off on a Comet

  • Phineas Finn was bent on unriddling the Irish sphinx.

    The Prime Minister

  • Thorstein answered: "In evil and unfriendly wise is the dream interpreted, nor do I deem thee fit for the work of unriddling dreams."

    The Story Of Gunnlaug The Worm-Tongue And Raven The Skald 1875

  • Imperfect as was this method, yet in the flourishing period of the Inca government the appointed officers had acquired great dexterity in unriddling the meaning of the knots.

    Travels in Peru, on the Coast, in the Sierra, Across the Cordilleras and the Andes, into the Primeval Forests

  • Looks, movements, attitudes, gestures, should in the dancer, all have an appropriate meaning; so plainly expressed as to be instantaneously understood by the spectator, without giving him the trouble of unriddling them: otherwise, it is like talking to them in a foreign language for which an interpretor is needed.

    A Treatise on the Art of Dancing


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