untwist

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v untwist cause to become untwisted
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Untwist To separate and open, as twisted threads; to turn back, as that which is twisted; to untwine. "If one of the twines of the twist do untwist ,
      The twine that untwisteth untwisteth the twist."
    • Untwist To untie; to open; to disentangle.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Untwist un-twist′ to open what is twisted, to unravel
    • v.i Untwist to become loosened out
    • n Untwist a twist in the opposite direction
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1st pref. un-, + twist,

Usage

In literature:

He tried to shake her off, untwist her hands; she clung to him like a leech.
"Flamsted quarries" by Mary E. Waller
Be sure that all double threads are untwisted.
"Textiles" by William H. Dooley
She twisted her fingers together and untwisted them.
"A Dixie School Girl" by Gabrielle E. Jackson
This term is also applied to the end of a rope when it has become untwisted.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Harry shouted "Come in," and Robin entered, his face pale and his hands twisting and untwisting.
"The Wooden Horse" by Hugh Walpole
In so doing the thread is apt to untwist itself, and wants constantly re-twisting.
"Art in Needlework" by Lewis F. Day
After you have wound wire upon a core or spool, keep it from untwisting by taking a loop or hitch around it with the wire.
"How Two Boys Made Their Own Electrical Apparatus" by Thomas M. (Thomas Matthew) St. John
The man untwisted the neck of the bag and up-ended it over the hole.
"Philo Gubb Correspondence-School Detective" by Ellis Parker Butler
It had untwisted its string and was hanging still.
"What She Could" by Susan Warner
He bent down and untwisted them now, rather slowly and awkwardly, not looking at Judith.
"The Wishing Moon" by Louise Elizabeth Dutton
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In poetry:

Untwisted every winding coil;
The shuddering wretch took hold,
All like an icicle it seemed,
So tapering and so cold.
"The Spectre Pig" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Were thou and I trembling strands
In music's enchanted line,
We would wait and wait for magic hands
To untwist the magic twine.
"Two In One" by George MacDonald
When we noonday slumber take,
In grassy glade or bowery brake,
Where humming birds come glancing by,
And stingless snakes untwisted lie,
And quietly sounds the beetle's drone,
Whom should we love to think upon?
"Devotional Song For A Negro Child" by Joanna Baillie

In news:

Untwist the back cap to reveal the Video Mode switch, a microSD card slot (that accepts cards up to 32GB), a microUSB port, mini HDMI out, AV out, and an expansion bay for Ion 's PODZ system of accessories.
Realizations of sl(2) by Untwisted Vertex Operators .
General Theory of Untwisted Vertex Operators .
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In science:

The fact that a character ψ must be introduced to label fields with non-trivial untwisted stabilizer is known as fixed point resolution .
Conformal field theory, boundary conditions and applications to string theory
QJ (µ)=0∀J ∈G ′ where Uµ is the untwisted stabilizer (26) and in the second equality the formula (27) for the extended characters χ[µ,ψ] (τ ) is used.
Conformal field theory, boundary conditions and applications to string theory
These algebras are the central extensions of so-called twisted and untwisted loop algebras.
Twisted Toroidal Lie Algebras
The untwisted loop algebras ˜g can be obtained as follows.
Twisted Toroidal Lie Algebras
The twisted loop algebras can be obtained as certain subalgebras of the untwisted ones.
Twisted Toroidal Lie Algebras
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