from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See raveled, raveling.

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of ravel.


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  • "'Shall we make an attempt upon the D minor double sonata?' said Jack, 'and knit up the ravelled sleeve of care with sore labour's bath?'

    "'By all means,' said Stephen. 'A better way of dealing with a sleeve cannot be imagined.'"

    --Patrick O'Brian, The Ionian Mission, 48

    February 11, 2008