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  • verb Present participle of unloop.


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  • "unlooping" it and making it back into a 7-way join (with subqueries, if you like). - The SQL Server blog spot on the web 2010

  • When you straighten it out without unlooping it the non-flexible wires inside now have to travel round the circumference of the the cord as well as down the length.

    Use A Chain Sinnet To Tidy Cables | Lifehacker Australia 2009

  • Because I am not by nature a satirist, I picture Asher and Dorothy and Ted and Sheila, come to that in a Rubensesque setting, cherubim in the clouds, the silk of their garments rustling, his fingers unlooping curls that fall about her peachy neck, both their faces on fire.

    Kalooki Nights Howard Jacobson 2006

  • Henry stood on the deck, unlooping an enormous rope from a concrete pillar at the end of the dock.

    Cinderella At The Ball Wells, Robin 1999

  • The girls darted through the open door, in breathless haste locked it, then in a trice unlooping their quilted skirts with Bragg's precious despatches inside, rolled all up into a bundle and thrust it up the chimney - the open fire-place being concealed by a screen.

    War-time sketches : historical and otherwise, Adelaide Stuart Dimitry 1911

  • You are to think of a cord always looping and unlooping itself according to certain mathematical laws.

    The Moon Endureth: Tales and Fancies John Buchan 1907

  • First she gave the curtains a little shake, and unlooping one of them, looped it up again, so as to throw the beams of the evening sun on the table.

    Dred; A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp. Vol. I 1856

  • It even appears to squeeze these cheeks into folds or crude, hillock-like ructions that almost press against the nose, which seems to be extruding out towards us like a fat, gradually unlooping, worm-like thing.

    The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed 2011


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