Raveled
Ravel Rav"el (r[a^]v"'l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Raveled} (-'ld) or {Ravelled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Raveling} or {Ravelling}.] [OD. ravelen, D. rafelen, akin to LG. rebeln, rebbeln, reffeln.] 1. To separate or undo the texture of; to unravel; to take apart; to untwist; to unweave or unknit; -- often followed by out; as, to ravel a twist; to ravel out a stocking. [1913 Webster]

Sleep, that knits up the raveled sleave of care. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To undo the intricacies of; to disentangle. [1913 Webster]

3. To pull apart, as the threads of a texture, and let them fall into a tangled mass; hence, to entangle; to make intricate; to involve. [1913 Webster]

What glory's due to him that could divide Such raveled interests? has the knot untied? --Waller. [1913 Webster]

The faith of very many men seems a duty so weak and indifferent, is so often untwisted by violence, or raveled and entangled in weak discourses! --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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