ravelling

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n ravelling a bit of fiber that has become separated from woven fabric
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Ravelling a ravelled thread
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Dut. ravelen.

Usage

In literature:

There were even little stains of blood on the ravelled yarn.
"Master Sunshine" by Mrs. C. F. Fraser
In the ravelled skein, the slightest threads are the hardest to follow.
"Basil" by Wilkie Collins
They'll make down very well for you, but you can tell her from me that she'd better double-seam them, for the stuff's apt to ravel.
"The Imperialist" by (a.k.a. Mrs. Everard Cotes) Sara Jeannette Duncan
Most of them are intellectual shreds and patches, mental ravelings, selvage.
"Lectures of Col. R. G. Ingersoll - Latest" by Robert Green Ingersoll
His old red jersey was tattered in a dozen places, his muffler frayed and ravelled.
"Frenzied Fiction" by Stephen Leacock
Each will complete the other, and love knit, up the ravelled strands again into a stronger unity.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
Madden instantly caught up the loose ends of his raveling authority.
"The Cruise of the Dry Dock" by T. S. Stribling
That so much change should come when them dost go, Is mystery that I cannot ravel quite.
"Mercy Philbrick's Choice" by Helen Hunt Jackson
Pupil of the School of Fine Arts, Geneva, under Prof. F. Gillet and M. E. Ravel.
"Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D." by Clara Erskine Clement
Ravellings of the braid may be used as invisible couching threads for stitching it down.
"Embroidery and Tapestry Weaving" by Grace Christie
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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
Or beneath the forest's
luxuriant, raveled tresses
where, calling his name,
I was overtaken by the night?
Not in the grotto that returns
the echo of my cry?
"To See Him Again" by Gabriela Mistral
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

In news:

CSO will be doing Ravel's ' Bolero '.
One of them is the story of painter Anne Adams and composer Maurice Ravel, two people who lived in different countries almost a century apart yet had an extraordinary connection.
Ann Ravel, second from left, chairs the California Fair Political Practices Commission.
09 Maurice Ravel Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra JoAnn Falletta Buy Now.
Ravel didn't make the orchestra sing, he made it dance.
Ravel's influence was of a different and lesser order.
Mendelssohn , Ravel and D'Drum open Cleveland Orchestra's "Fridays@7" series.
MasterWorks 6 Features Ravel, Rachmaninoff , Stravinsky.
Phylis Ravel , shown outside Marquette University in 1998, was an actress, artistic director and playwright who came to the university in 1997 and brought renown to its theater arts program.
Dutoit Conducts Operas by Stravinsky and Ravel .
FPPC's Ann Ravel is fighting for voters' right to know.
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra/Opening: Ravel & Beethoven.
Mendelssohn, Ravel and D'Drum open Cleveland Orchestra's "Fridays@7" series.
Ravel Works Quickly At East Coast Pro.
The Paris Conservatoire accepted Ravel as a piano student at age 16, and even though he won a piano competition, more than anything he wanted to compose.
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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
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