• WordNet 3.6
    • n raveling a bit of fiber that has become separated from woven fabric
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Raveling That which is raveled out; esp., a thread detached from a texture.
    • Raveling The act of untwisting or of disentangling.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n raveling A raveled thread or fiber; a thread drawn out from a woven, knitted, or twisted fabric: as, to use ravelings for basting.
    • n raveling An obsolete form of ravelin.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Also ravelling,


In literature:

It fulfils its mission when it is ravelled and knitted, then unravelled.
"The Man Thou Gavest" by Harriet T. Comstock
A tall, gaunt woman in a ravelled worsted shawl answered his summons, and informed him, interrupted by a prolonged coughing, that Mr.
"The Three Black Pennys" by Joseph Hergesheimer
Debussy and Ravel are most subtle; they call for a particularly good ear, since the harmonic balance of their music is very delicate.
"Violin Mastery" by Frederick H. Martens
Do you perceive, story-reader, story-raveller, that Frank Sunderline was not quite in love with either of these girls?
"The Other Girls" by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
Ravelings from the cloth should be kept for this purpose.
"The Complete Home" by Various
Sleep, that knits up the ravell'd sleave of care.
"Familiar Quotations" by Various
But to return, and bind to a conclusion our ravelled thoughts.
"Probabilities" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
Sticking to this nail was a raveling of brown wool.
"The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow" by Anna Katharine Green
I felt that she would be the kind to leave ravellings in her wipes, and things like that.
"The Tin Soldier" by Temple Bailey
Ravel is another droll dog, but quite in a different style from Levassor.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. CCCLXXVI. February, 1847. Vol. LXI." by Various

In poetry:

Every tress must be confessed
But neatly tangled at the best,
Like a clew of golden thread
Most excellently ravelled.
"To Amarantha, That She Would Dishevel Her Hair" by Richard Lovelace
“Is there a ravelled riddle left
That you would have undone?
What other doubts are there to sift?”
I answered — “None.”
"Doubting" by Henry Kendall
The shattered storm has left its trace
Upon this huge and heaving dome,
For the thin threads of yellow foam
Float on the waves like ravelled lace.
"La Mer" by Oscar Wilde
The cloud above put on its blackest frown,
And then, as with a vengeful cry of pain,
The lightning snatched it, ripped and flung it down
In ravelled shreds of rain:
"The Shower" by James Whitcomb Riley
For if I sinned and fell, where lies the Gain
Of Knowledge? Would it ease you of your Pain
To know the tangled Threads of Revenue,
I ravel deeper in a hopeless Skein?
"The Rupaiyat of Omar Kal'vin" by Rudyard Kipling
The keys hold only nerveless strings—
The sinews of brave old airs
Are pulseless now; and the scarf that clings
So closely here declares
A sad regret in its ravelings
And the faded hue it wears.
"The Old Guitar" by James Whitcomb Riley

In news:

Quintet excels from Ravel to today.
Phylis Ravel 's death from cancer on Nov 6 at Mequon's Horizon Hospice marks an irreplaceable loss.
Ravel 's influence was of a different and lesser order.
Violinist Soovin Kim plays Ravel 's Quartet in F Major (1902 - 1903) at the Marlboro Concert Hall on Sunday, August 1st, 2004.
Philippe Sly Sings Schumann, Ravel , and More.
Charles Dutoit Conducts Stravinsky & Ravel .
"I Am Worn To A Raveling "-- Helen Beatrix Potter (1866-1943).
Conditions at Lexington, Blue Grass Airport, KY. Former coach, TV analyst and NIKE representative George Raveling paid UK a visit after the Cats 25-point blowout win over Tennessee.
Funeral services for Mrs Marion Raveling , 90, of Spencer, will take place at 1:30 pm today, Friday, Oct 3, 2008, at Warner Chapel in Spencer.
Funeral services for Mrs Marion Raveling , 90, of Spencer, will take place at 1:30 pm Friday, Oct 3, 2008, at Warner Chapel in Spencer.
It is widely accepted that the ice dance performance of Ravel's Bolero by British skaters Jane Torvill and Christopher Dean that won them the gold medal in 1984 ranks among the most thrilling and emotional sporting moments of all time.
Toledo Symphony musicians Merwin Siu and Damon Coleman join pianist Michael Boyd for piano trio excerpts by Ravel and Shostakovich .
MasterWorks 6 Features Ravel, Rachmaninoff, Stravinsky .
Ravel Shostakovich and Bach .
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra /Opening: Ravel & Beethoven.

In science:

Corollary 25 The language of the right normal forms of every left divisibility monoid satis fies both the left and the right directed fellow t raveller properties.
Finite transducers for divisibility monoids