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  • v. Present participle of unweave.


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  • There's the unweaving of safety nets, housing benefit rules that are more restrictive and feared to lead to "social cleansing".

    73 months and counting …

  • I've read a theory that it was woven on a warp-weighted vertical loom so unweaving could be done by removing the weights and just shoving the woven part down off the ends.

    Jean's Knitting

  • The glacial pace of Paddy's writing frustrated many readers, but his weaving and unweaving of sentences resulted in some of the richest English prose we have.

    So No More He'll Go A-Roving

  • Penelope and the suitors (the weaving and unweaving), told from the point of view of a suitor (Maxine).


  • These children are deliberately encouraged to behave thusly as part of the deconstruction of the family and the unweaving of the fabric of our society.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • I think the real reason people are underwhelmed by spore, science boffins unweaving the rainbow notwithstanding, is that people have been craving a genuine sandbox.

    Scientists: Spore Sucks

  • Are we really to suppose that the women who knitted socks for the soldiers in the Civil War, or World War I, or World War II (or, for that matter, Penelope, weaving and unweaving as her husband fought for ten years at Troy) were waiting for some twenty-first-century artist to tell them that they could "use knitting to engage in a dialogue about war"?

    Women Artists Win!

  • The tangle of issues here merits additional unweaving in future research.


  • Keats's comment about 'unweaving the rainbow' in his two-part poem, Lamia, is scarcely relevant, and a reading of the poem would show it, since the remark is not about rainbows but a simile for the tragedy of Lamia, a demoness in love with a man.

    Unweaving the Rainbow

  • "Get up into the forest!" he shouted, yanking a woman up from the ground where she'd fallen after the unweaving of the magic.

    Dalamar the Dark


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