from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To unfasten; undo.
- transitive v. To undress.
- intransitive v. To remove one's clothes, especially one's breeches.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To free from a truss; to untie or unfasten
- n. an untrusser or public whipper
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who untrussed persons for the purpose of flogging them; a public whipper.
- transitive v. To loose from a truss, or as from a truss; to untie or unfasten; to let out; to undress.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To untie or unfasten; loose from a truss, or as from a truss; let out; specifically, to loose, as to let down the breeches by untying the points by which they were held up; undress.
- n. Same as untrusser.
He is likewise declared innocent of the case privileged from the knapdardies, into the danger whereof it was thought he had incurred; because he could not jocundly and with fulness of freedom untruss and dung, by the decision of a pair of gloves perfumed with the scent of bum-gunshot at the walnut-tree taper, as is usual in his country of Mirebalais.
And, as far off as they could perceive him, they ran thronging upon the back of one another in all haste towards him, to unload him of his money, and untruss his portmantles.
I beseech ye, be so kind as to let me be the first that is sent on shore; for I would by all means a little untruss a point.
The tradesman alighting to untruss a point, Tom leaped at once into his saddle, and galloped off both with his horse and portmanteau.
Arrange on a very hot dish, untruss, throw in two tablespoons of white broth.
Rude hands seized me from behind, and the doublet was torn from my back by fingers that never paused to untruss my points.
"You may untruss him, Kenneth, when I am gone," said he.
I have it from Carling, worthy man; and lawyers can be brought to untruss a point over a cup of claret.
Indeed I could scarcely bear to use the Ferula to them, or nip 'em with a Fescue, much less to untruss and Scourge 'em, as 'tis the brutal fashion of Pedants to do; nor do I think, though I disobeyed Solomon's maxim, and Spared the Rod, that I did much towards Spoiling any Child that was under my care.
However, soon he bade me untruss him, for he felt sadly.
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