ravel

Ravel \Rav"el\, v. i. 1. To become untwisted or unwoven; to be disentangled; to be relieved of intricacy. [1913 Webster] 2. To fall into perplexity and confusion. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Till, by their own perplexities involved, They ravel more, still less resolved. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 3. To make investigation or search, as by picking out the threads of a woven pattern. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The humor of raveling into all these mystical or entangled matters. --Sir W. Temple. [1913 Webster]