But Silva, hapless Silva, got his merely for tangling with the Colombian goalkeeper in a clumsy melee of limbs.
tangling with the ancients in this way takes a certain Herculean arrogance.
They would wax the thread to keep it from rolling up and tangling.
There has been a tangling of his affairs by somebody, but that does not change the truth.
Those Humboldt savages never will forgive me for tangling their brains up with this inhuman letter.
In the meantime there was no sense in tangling up with discussions.
He stumbled upon nothing, as you have seen a child trip itself up by tangling of its feet.
In the meantime in the hut the cat was busy weaving the linen and tangling the threads as it wove.
Sometimes, towards sunset, a great shield stretched dark from the west to the zenith, tangling the light along its edges.
Much of our maneuvering was done in woods and tangling brush, very annoying.
mid-14c., nasalized variant of tagilen "to involve in a difficult situation, entangle," from a Scandinavian source (cf. dialectal Swedish taggla "to disorder," Old Norse þongull "seaweed"). In reference to material things, from c.1500. Meaning "to fight with" is American English, first recorded 1928. Related: Tangled; tangling. Tanglefoot (1859) was Western American English slang for "strong whiskey."
1610s, "a tangled condition," from tangle (v.).
To fight; mix it up (1928+)