(1) He twisted his hands to untangle them, then he discovered my watch and started poking at the liquid crystal display behind the glass.(2) The bones were sort of tangled, so the doctors had to untangle the bones and then sort of maneuver their way through my hand and create fingers.(3) When you have watched men of the cloth ministering to the Drumcree marchers, and watched the Orange battalions at prayer, it is less easy to untangle religion from the emotions involved.(4) They must not only unravel the problems of their own lives, they must untangle the mystery of his death.(5) He valiantly discards this safety net, daring readers to untangle the clues ahead of the police.(6) If Alam's job as hard-nosed, aggressive news editor is to untangle fact from fiction, Yaqub's as editor is to give her younger readers a sense of identity within a traditional theology.(7) It appears that as a result of this ‘cross-contamination’, the two lists have arrived at a point where there are variations on each other and it is probably impossible to untangle them.(8) Most ramblers flower on shoots produced the previous season so anything pruned now reduces flowering, so prune only to shape the plant and untangle it, removing, where possible, just the oldest wood.(9) he knew he'd have to untangle a financial mess and somehow restore investor confidence(10) She reached to untangle the reins and free the horse, the bushes scratching at her arms, snagging the sleeves of her now-tattered dress.(11) Mick had to fend off youngsters trying to jump onto his boat, cope with water shortages, regularly untangle his propeller, avoid a sunken portable toilet and even hide from a barrage of maggots.(12) The conundrum facing anyone wishing to untangle the events of the last three months is that when all the smoke clears, there is no one else the British or Unionists can do business with but Sinn Fein.(13) Orin Kerr has a long post that tries to begin to untangle the difficult legal threads of constitutional and statutory law.(14) Chose a clear day to mend a broken fence covered in a climber, as it will be a time-consuming job to untie and untangle the plant.(15) fishermen untangle their nets(16) This is the second time in the last 12 months we have had to untangle a swan from the river.