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entanglement

[in′taŋ·gəl·mənt]
(ordnance)
An obstacle, such as barbed wire, that is utilized to stop or hamper the forward movement of troops.
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Entanglements are particularly disastrous for endangered species such as the North Atlantic right whale, of which only about 500 individuals remain.
ship strikes, line entanglements, and killer whales) on bowhead whales harvested during subsistence hunts during 1990-2012.
In September, Minister of Planning Ashraf Al-Araby said the government is working on disengaging financial entanglements between public entities, which amounted to EGP 1.
Quantum entanglement, the spooky source of Einstein's dismay, typically concerns tiny particles that contribute insignificantly to gravity.
The physical entanglements are considered topological constraints located in the amorphous phase [20], strongly involved in relaxation times, controlling the viscosity of melt polymers [21].
A government committee is working to resolve indebtedness entanglement between the ministries of investment, finance, oil, and electricity which is estimated at EGP20bn, stated El-Araby during a press conference at the Ministry of Planning on Tuesday, adding that the resolution of entanglements between various executive bodies will improve the management of state assets.
ONE would think that after their experience in both Iraq and Afghanistan (the unbelievable costs of which will never be revealed) and with the cuts in the military currently being implemented, our government would be very anxious indeed to avoid any further military entanglements for the foreseeable future.
So expect some artistic and emotional entanglements when the Dennis Brennan Band performs Nov.
Christian mentality; the entanglements of power, violence, and fear.
This provides assurance that the entanglements in the yarn are removed at the right levels needed in fabric formation.
Lawson Hemphill has provided the tools to count the entanglements in yarns for many years.
What follows are plenty of entanglements and disentanglements, duplicity and a straitjacket style of dramatization that occasionally serves the drama but rarely the oddly paired characters themselves.