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Ravel   /rˈævəl/  /rəvˈɛl/   Listen

(past & past part. raveled or ravelled; pres. part. raveling or ravelling)
Disentangle.  Synonyms: ravel out, unravel.
Tangle or complicate.  Synonyms: knot, tangle.

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"Ravel" Quotes from Famous Books

... any description in the city was a saloon and gambling house known as the "Blue Goose," owned by John Waring and Luke Ravel. Both men were as nervy as they make 'em and several nicks in the butts of their revolvers testified mutely as to their prowess. Their place was like all other dens, and consisted of the usual bar and lunch counter in one room, while in the adjoining one was ...
— Danger Signals • John A. Hill and Jasper Ewing Brady

... four principal vaudeville theatres have each their own style. There is an immeasurable distance between the vaudeville grivois, the laxity, not to say the positive indecency, of the Palais Royal—supported by the double-entendres of Ravel and Madame Lemenil, and the buffoonery of Alcide Tousez—and the neat and correct little comedies of the Gymnase, so admirably enacted by a Ferville, a Numa, and a Rose Cheri. To the latter theatre, the Parisian matrons conduct their daughters; the ...
— Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. CCCLXXVI. February, 1847. Vol. LXI. • Various

... of their own joys and afflictions. These amiable egotists fill all nature with the voice of their own plaints, and they have ever a tangled skein of their own peculiar thoughts to unravel and to ravel again. The second order of men of genius, albeit they are not deficient in keen susceptibility or profound reflection, see the world outstretched before them, as it lies beneath the impartial light of heaven; they understand, ...
— Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 57, No. 356, June, 1845 • Various

... with superior powers, was much like those sorceresses who weave and ravel the destinies of others without the power to accomplish anything for ...
— The Nabob, Vol. 2 (of 2) • Alphonse Daudet

Words linked to "Ravel" :   straighten out, harm, disentangle, impairment, twine, enlace, ravel, ravelling, unknot, unravel, unsnarl, interlace, damage, entwine, tangle, composer, lace, intertwine, raveling

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