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- v. To loosen the girdle or band of.
- v. To unbind or unload.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To loose the girdle or band of; to unbind; to unload.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To loosen by taking off the girdle, as a robe; also, to take the girdle or belt from.
I realise that the queer sensibility tries to "ungird" and de-stabilize our sense of what is and isn't "natural".
I prithee now, ungird thy strangeness and tell me what I shall vent to my lady: shall I vent to her that thou art coming?
Several times Domino seemed to lose her stomach for the fight, but Switters, operating on not much more than a hunch, propped her up, girded her loins (though he might have preferred to ungird them), and pushed her back into the fray.
"Uncover your heads, ungird your garments and cast the bones of your mother behind you."
I prithee now, ungird thy strangeness and tell me what I shall vent to my lady.
"But will you not ungird yourself and sing a little?"
But though the word of Omnipotence can alone bring back the dead, human hands and human efforts can roll away the interjacent stone, and prepare for the performance of the miracle; and after the miracle _is_ performed, human hands may again be called in to tear off the cerements of the tomb, to ungird the bandages from the restored captive, to
They go down, and they veil their heads, and ungird their garments, and cast stones, as ordered, behind their footsteps.
And those who ought to watch for the Lord's coming with their loins girt, if they ungird themselves and put off their coat, will find it difficult to recover their former resolution and to put it on again; it is best therefore to keep tight.