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Ravel   /rˈævəl/  /rəvˈɛl/   Listen

French composer and exponent of Impressionism (1875-1937).  Synonym: Maurice Ravel.
A row of unravelled stitches.  Synonyms: ladder, run.

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"Ravel" Quotes from Famous Books

... does not wait to supply them before he seeks to gratify others. When man rises in the scale of civilization, his whole nature rises. You can't mount a ladder piecemeal; your head will go up first, unless you are an acrobat, and choose to go up feet foremost; but even if you are Gabriel Ravel, your whole body must needs ascend together. The savage is comfortable, not according to your notions of comfort, but according to his own. Comfort is not positive, but relative. If, with your present habits, you could be transported back only one hundred years to the best ...
— The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 4, No. 24, Oct. 1859 • Various

... don't know the right way to throw with a thrawn man, like Andrew, and to come round a soft man, like Jamie, I'm sorry for you! A woman with a thimble-full of woman-wit could ravel them both up—ravel them up ...
— A Knight of the Nets • Amelia E. Barr

Words linked to "Ravel" :   harm, damage, lace, straighten out, composer, impairment, unsnarl, ravel, entwine, unknot, interlace, enlace, disentangle, intertwine, twine

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