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tan·gle

(tan'gĕl),
A small irregular knot.

tangle

[tang′gəl]
a dense mass of interlacing of fibers, sometimes appearing as a loose knot, such as intraneural fibrillary tangle.
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Most wind turbines are fixed-pitch constant-rpm machines that regulate power in high winds by going into stall, said Jim Tangler, project manager for advanced blade development at NREL.
Tangler and Somers needed to solve these problems in such a way that the inevitable buildup of bugs on the airfoil would not destroy its effectiveness.
The Boston Tangler no longer needs to scoop up the 'nobbins' (loose change hurled in the ring by punters as a sign of their approval) to make ends meet.
In addition to its creative hot dog selection, the restaurant features premium sausages, burgers and firesides like house-made slaws, hand-cut fries and crispy onion tanglers.
Artist-author Jon Agee is a master of wordplay ("Go Hang a Salami," "Who Ordered the Jumbo Shrimp"), a skill he uses to great effect in this collection of tongue tanglers that will have young readers scratching their heads with amused bemusement.
John Elder, 65 - Geordie to his pals in Leighton Buzzard Tanglers Club, Bedfordshire - bagged a pair of fat plaice, 5lb 4oz and 4lb 2oz.
Then others can have a turn at coming up with more Animal Tanglers.
Dickey's Spicy Chicken Sandwich is a toasted buttery roll filled with Dickey's juicy marinated chicken breast, smothered in a zesty Louisiana hot sauce blend and topped with crunchy Onion Tanglers and crispy Romaine lettuce.