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Present participle of untie.
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Noun1.untying - loosening the ties that fasten somethinguntying - loosening the ties that fasten something; "the tying of bow ties is an art; the untying is easy"
laxation, loosening - the act of making something less tight
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For some probably economical reason it was usually a woman who was chosen for this particular duty, and Groby gave as his motive in selecting Tess that she was one of those who best combined strength with quickness in untying, and both with staying power, and this may have been true.
Then the threshing-machine started afresh; and amid the renewed rustle of the straw Tess resumed her position by the buzzing drum as one in a dream, untying sheaf after sheaf in endless succession.
"Guess I'm half asleep yet," he said, untying the horse.
Then the other pretended to give way, and said, 'Thou must let the sack of wisdom descend, by untying yonder cord, and then thou shalt enter.' So the student let him down, opened the sack, and set him free.
He's untying the sheaves, and giving orders, and shouting to the women, and quickly setting straight the strap on the moving wheel.
They had taken off his breastplate and backpiece, but they neither knew nor saw how to open his gorget or remove his make-shift helmet, for he had fastened it with green ribbons, which, as there was no untying the knots, required to be cut.
Sair is then faced with the challenge of untying a series of knots in a long piece of string to release a star -- and crucially a meal -- for camp, as water begins to fill the sewer around her.
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), an intergovernmental group of 36 advanced economies, defines tied aid as loans or grants which are offered 'on the condition that it be used to procure goods or services from the provider of the aid.' The OECD's Development Assistance Committee (DAC) has been advocating for the untying of aid since 2001.
The Divorce Hacker's Guide to Untying the Knot: What Every Woman Needs to Know About Finances, Child Custody, Lawyers, and Planning Ahead should be in any general lending library's reference collection as one of the best guides on the market for protecting oneself through divorce.
The Urdu word 'Parcham Kushaei' (untying the flag) is quite explicit in its meanings and used by all commentators and media men for this ceremony!.
Untying aid can give recipient countries the freedom to procure goods and services from virtually any country, including their own local economies.
On May 5, shipping season was opened for the first time at the Liptovskaacute Mara dam, which contains the first public lakeside marina in Slovakia.default:svg width="23" height="23default:use xlink:efault:useefault:svdefault:svg width="22" height="22default:use xlink:efault:useefault:svThe biggest man-made water dam in Slovakia, Liptovskaacute Mara, opened for shipping season on Saturday, May 5 at 14:00, with a symbolic untying of a rope on the surface of the Liptov Sea, the TASR newswire wrote.