from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To remove a dam from a river
- v. To remove an obstruction (physically or figuratively)
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To free from a dam, mound, or other obstruction.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To free from a dam, mound, or obstruction.
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And yet, Non omnem molitor quae fluit undam videt, the miller sees not all the water that goes by his mill: no doubt, but, as in our days, these were of the commonalty, all the great ones were not so much as called in question for it.
The caterpillar had thoughtfully recovered his pack, which lay nearby, apparently undam-aged.
Stella, mihi, multumque pares bacchamur ad aras et sociam doctis haurimus ab amnibus undam. at te nascentem gremio mea prima recepit260
He told himself he was become a philosopher, and was far from suspecting the terrible passions which the future was to undam.
_Ingentem foribus domus alla superbis_ Mane _salutantûm totis vomit aedibus undam_.
But the word was not yet spoken which was to undam the pent-up torrent, and bear down with unrelenting vengeance upon the now exulting columns of the enemy.
This is the true glory of man, that "one generation doth not pass away, and another come," velut unda supervenit undam; but that we leave our improvements behind us.
Just as the Marquand Chapel and its organ will be a good fit for Mr. Suzuki's early-music repertoire come April, he said, so too were the grander 2,695-seat Woolsey Hall and the Newberry organ suited for epic pieces like Mr. Preston's concert closer, Liszt's Fantasy and Fugue on the Chorale "Ad nos, ad salutarem undam."
Quid celebras auratam undam, et combusta pyropis ii.
It is now long past the time for the Obama Administration to undam those operations and start making recess appointments - especially after GOP Senator Richard Shelby made the scandalous announcement last week that he was going to block all appointments unless his district gets some pork.