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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

n. - A bit of fiber that has become separated from woven fabric.

Usage examples (34)
  • The asphalt pavement, state officials say, is "raveling" - the top layer of the asphalt is coming up.
  • Malcolm plucked a few threads from the raveling hem of his tunic.
  • No sooner were the words spoken than Weatherlight's prow swooped up toward the raveling clouds.
  • A new piece of rope, with the frayed end fluffy and neatly tied off to prevent further raveling. for more
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