Pull the closely woven fabric apart and untwist the fibers to see if cotton is present.
To untwist, to unlay ropes; to teaze, to convert it into oakum.
I care not much if I untwist my committee-man, and so give him the receipt of this grand Catholicon.
We found at last that we could untwist the stiffly clinging wire.
The halyard and sheet should be of woven cord, which does not untwist, and is soft to handle in the wet.
It doubles and twists itself together, in the vain effort to untwist.
Pull the fabric apart, untwist the fibers to see if cotton is present.
They then untwist in the same manner, singing, "Twine the garland, girls!"
“Put your hand over them, and untwist your face from that funny knot,” she laughed.
The stick was then tied so that it could not untwist, and they were ready for the next move.