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- v. To disentangle the strands of a braid
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To separate the strands of; to undo, as a braid; to unravel; to disentangle.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To separate the strands of; unweave; unwreathe.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. undo the braids of
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Through the gauze of rage these subtleties are sometimes difficult to unbraid.
Ireach over to unbraid the snarl, and the line breaks.
Sometimes she braided it to “teach it a lesson,” but her hair always won and would unbraid itself by the end of the day and curl into puffs of defiance.
She lay perfectly still, her back to him, and allowed him to unbraid her hair.
In the marriage ceremony, a lock of hair from the Mazonite and her chosen consort were braided together, and to divorce him, she had simply to unbraid the marriage-lock and cast his hair in the hearth-fire.
"The dasy did on crede (unbraid) hir crownet smale."
Then he sat up and began deliberately to unbraid her hair, while she submitted laughing.
That night, after supper, he saw Challoner unbraid Nanette's glorious hair, and brush it.
Gaud began to unbraid her tresses, coiled in the shape of a snail-shell and rolled round her ears, and two plaits fell upon her shoulders like weighty serpents.
"The best way will be to unbraid it, then the wind will soon dry it."