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Our Master comes, not with rough authority, but with loving, though absolute authority, and He sometimes untwines the hands that are most closely clasped, and says to the one of the two that have grown together in love and blessedness, 'Come!' and he cometh, and to the other 'Go!' and she goeth.
Expositions of Holy Scripture Ephesians; Epistles of St. Peter and St. John Alexander Maclaren 1868
The animals most dreaded for their fury, and whose rage is mortal, become tame; the hungry tiger and the lordly lion fawn at the sorceress's feet; the snake untwines all her folds amidst the snow; the viper, divided by wounds, unites again its severed parts; and the envenomed serpent pines and dies under the power of a breath more fatal than his own.
Lives of the Necromancers William Godwin 1796
"Now then, I'm going to wait till he untwines again, and then I'm going to have off his head, if he don't work it out before.
Mass' George A Boy's Adventures in the Old Savannah George Manville Fenn 1870