untying


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un·ty·ing

 (ŭn-tī′ĭng)
v.
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
References in classic literature ?
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.
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.
Ellen Malphrus; UNTYING THE MOON; Story River Books (Fiction: General) 24.
This, the production of biofuels, and other crises in global food security have sparked renewed talk about untying US food aid from agribusiness and other commercial interests.
Barr, of Dunbeg, Argyll and Bute, admitted untying the boat near Dunstaffnage Castle last November.
It eliminates dust during untying, emptying, retying, and removal of bulk bags and promotes complete discharge of contents.
The untying of development aid by the European Commission should not benefit non-EU firms which practice social dumping.
Hess: A lot of what we call "standards-based accountability" embodies a setting of expectations, but then flexibility calls for untying hands of principals and teachers to accomplish those goals.