v. t.1.To unwind; to untangle.
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He quotes the introductory poem of James Howell's seventeenth-century compilation of letters, Epistolae Ho-Elianae (1645), to the effect that the sovereign's most private thoughts can be penetrated through letters: Letters, Howell writes, "can the Cabinets of Kings unscrue, / And hardest Intricacies of State unclue" (qtd.