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- v. To remove a bonnet from.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- v. To take a bonnet from; to take off one's bonnet; to uncover.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To uncover the head by taking off the bonnet or, by extension, any head-dress.
- To remove the bonnet or, by extension, any head-dress from, as the head, or the wearer of the head-dress.
“Do nothing but rise, unbonnet yourself, and be silent.”
I went up to unbonnet, etc.; came down to tea; the little lady worked away and hardly spoke but I had time for a good look at her.
He never took off his hat in the presence of his fellow-men; and as he never encountered the fair sex, except in the person of the barmaid at a sporting public, he was not called upon to unbonnet himself in ceremonious obeisance to lovely woman.
At a signal from me he shall make me a low obeisance, and unbonnet to me. "