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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of uncord.

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Examples

  • A polite custom-house officer asked me if I had anything contraband in my trunks, and on my reply in the negative they were permitted to pass without even the formality of being uncorded.

    The Englishwoman in America

  • On inquiry, the countess learned that Madame Schoss was offended because her trunk had been taken down from its cart, and all the loads were being uncorded and the luggage taken out of the carts to make room for wounded men whom the count in the simplicity of his heart had ordered that they should take with them.

    War and Peace

  • Two of them had been uncorded and a wounded officer was climbing into one of them helped by an orderly.

    War and Peace

  • We stood in the market-place, and the negroes uncorded the bales of figured cloths and opened the carved chests of sycamore.

    The Fisherman and His Soul

  • With glowing cheeks, sparkling eyes, and nimble fingers, she uncorded her boxes, unpacked her things, and placed them neatly in the drawers.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 103, May, 1866

  • Very early I remember helping my busy little mother, who in the spring of the year uncorded all the bedsteads and made life miserable for the festive bedbugs by an application of whale oil from a capable feather applied to the inside of all holes through which the ropes ran.

    A Backward Glance at Eighty

  • She then went to her boxes and saw that the odd-looking servant had uncorded them.

    Sparrows: the story of an unprotected girl

  • "Yes, in a parcel of books that had not been uncorded."

    The Hollow Needle; Further adventures of Arsene Lupin

  • Rosalie's own box was already there; her father had brought it up for her before she arrived, and she was pleased to find that it was still uncorded.

    A Peep Behind the Scenes

  • The room about him was littered with the contents of opened trunks and uncorded boxes.

    The Exiles and Other Stories

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