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  • adj. Not having been fractured.


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un- +‎ fractured


  • Breaking the rock frees up oil and/or gas that might otherwise be unobtainable because the unfractured rock is too impermeable to give up its gas or oil.

    Ralph D'Andrea: Water Still Matters

  • Not long ago I had a dream in which I was searching for an orb, a smooth, unfractured sphere – for a wholeness that I, and we, have not yet achieved.

    Elisa Salasin: My September 11th

  • The industries with the manliest work forces tended to unionize most effectively -- in part because of less competition from women workers, but also because the tough guy workforces were better at terrifying potential strikebreakers into not trying to cross picket lines if they wanted to keep their skulls unfractured.

    The feminization of "jobs Americans just won't do:"

  • And Titus Labienus had taken the long edge of an unfractured tile in the small of his back, gone down without feeling anything below the colossal break in his spine.

    The First Man in Rome

  • Perhaps a hundred meters below us was a perfectly level area which appeared to be solid, unfractured rock-roughly oval in shape, a couple of hundred meters along its major axis.

    Sign of the Unicorn

  • She must have been wet almost to those unfractured bones which she had been feeling; her black silk dress, with its white ruching about the neck, was torn and bedraggled; her black hat, with its jet ornaments, was crushed and hung askew over one ear; nevertheless, Miss Pringle conveyed at once and definitely an impression of unassailable respectability and strong character.

    The Cruise of the Jasper B.

  • "That I do not know, my Lord, being glad to escape from the ruffians with unfractured head."

    The Strong Arm

  • In both instances the under surfaces must be cleaned and all the hard old glue softened and cleared out, if unfractured the surfaces of both corner block and rib fitting will be as originally left by the maker.

    The Repairing & Restoration of Violins 'The Strad' Library, No. XII.

  • But the other appointments, including a pretty writing-desk and a multitude of china plates almost hiding the wall-paper, were unfractured, and the little dining-room was very cosey.

    London Films

  • Plainly enough they were derived from the cliffs above them, because they are of the size of scars on the wall, the rough angular surface of which contrasts with the rounded, glaciated, unfractured parts.

    The Yosemite


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