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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of untangle.


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  • 'You got to, Bill, or you're a dog,' Bill says, lookin 'love at me in his eyes as the referee's grip untangles us clear.


  • While John's raven story untangles a scientific mystery, Colleen's tale reveals quite a bit about what high-pressure fieldwork can do to a marriage.

    Coming of Age as a Bird of Prey

  • Memo to President Obama: before your administration finally untangles itself from the Gordian knot of its contradictory Libya policy, I am rooting for the French Foreign Legion to be on the outskirts of Tripoli laying siege to Gadaffi and Sons, Inc. with France's adventurous President Nicolas Sarkozy earning the credit.

    Amb. Marc Ginsberg: "No Vacancy" at Sarkozy's Club Med

  • So her study untangles the effects of sports participation from other confounding factors — school size, climate, social and personal differences among athletes — and comes far closer to determining a cause and effect relationship between high school sports participation and achievement later in life.

    Matthew Yglesias » The Impact of Title IX

  • He enters the kitchen, lifts the phone, untangles the curled cord.

    Amaryllis in Blueberry

  • It also untangles the political ties/connections of the gun lobby's leaders.

    Josh Horwitz: The NRA Knows Corruption. Just Ask Jack Abramoff.

  • I push harder and the fabric untangles, sending my fist through the tunnel of my jacket and out the wrist hole where it then connects directly with Erin's cheek.

    An MFA Creative Writing Essay Question

  • For now she's happy enough to wake up, to work, to enjoy the way her mind untangles math problems, to hear someone say her name in the hallway.

    Arturo + Lourdes, 2005 and 4ever

  • In a lengthy and well-researched new expose on the Canada oil sands industry's lobbying activities in Washington, DC, reporter Geoff Dembicki untangles a complicated web that includes former Republican insiders, dirty energy front groups and powerful politicians on both sides of the border that are doing their best to kill US clean energy legislation.

    Kevin Grandia: Canadian oil lobby trying to kill US clean energy policy

  • The Indonesia of today enjoys legitimate democratic elections — something unknown during the first 50 years of independence — and the role of the military has changed as well, as it slowly untangles itself from politics and business.

    Strengthening Jakarta Ties


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