The raveled waste can often be used as filling for the ends of rugs if it is wound as it is pulled from the carpet rags.
We cannot count on raveled threads of age Whereof to weave a fabric.
I stood awaiting them in a raveled, mud-smeared suit of pajamas which at their best had never been ostentatious.
His work, like Penelope's web, is raveled out about as fast as it is woven.
“To every coat of arms, the raveled sleeve of care,” observes Marmaduke sort of casual.
She would be glad to "knit up Care's raveled sleeve," or the hose for a fire-company.
She closed in the rents and then darned the raveled places with bits of the thread pulled from the coat itself.
To get rid of them the beds are swept over with a tangle, which is an iron bar holding swabs of raveled rope.
Jeannette found two bits of raveled rope, hanging from a nail.
She looked at the floor and rubbed the scaled toe of her slipper against the raveled blue nap of the carpet.
1580s, "to untangle, disentangle, unwind" (originally with out), also "to entangle, become tangled or confused," from Dutch ravelen "to tangle, fray," rafelen "to unweave," from rafel "frayed thread." The seemingly contradictory senses of this word (ravel and unravel are both synonyms and antonyms) are reconciled by its roots in weaving and sewing: as threads become unwoven, they get tangled.
1630s, "a tangle;" 1832, "a broken thread," from ravel (v.).