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Untwist  v. t.  
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."
To untie; to open; to disentangle.

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"Untwist" Quotes from Famous Books

... poems," was written to amuse Lucrezia Tornabuoni, the mother of Lorenzo de' Medici, and that it was recited, canto by canto, in the presence of such guests as Poliziano, Ficino, and Michelangelo Buonarotti; but how "it struck these contemporaries," and whether a subtler instinct permitted them to untwist the strands and to appraise the component parts at their precise ethical and spiritual value, are questions for the exercise of the critical imagination. That which attracted Byron to Pulci's writings was, no doubt, the co-presence of faith, a certain simplicity of faith, with an audacious ...
— The Works of Lord Byron, Volume 4 • Lord Byron

... what my father will say about this phosphorus trick. I just wonder. He loves the wheat. His wheat has taken prizes at three world's fairs. Maybe to see our wheat burn would untwist that twist in his ...
— The Desert of Wheat • Zane Grey

Words linked to "Untwist" :   straighten out, straighten, twist

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