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  • verb Present participle of untighten.


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  • "Jove, what a sunset!" he added, looking up at the red gold ruffles slowly untightening.

    Balloons Elizabeth Bibesco 1921

  • The ruffles of red gold gradually untightening, the congested mauve islands on a transparent sea of green, the ultimate luminous primrose dissolving into violet powder and then the cold biting night lit up by strange patches of colour that have somehow been forgotten in the sky.

    Balloons Elizabeth Bibesco 1921

  • Gradually a subtle untightening of her muscles relaxed her hands even while they remained folded.

    There was a King in Egypt Norma Lorimer 1906


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