Definitions

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  • adj. Not having been gnawed.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ gnawed

Examples

  • When evening descended the jack o' lanterns were quite ungnawed and after a certain amount of trimming of wicks, they lit up nicely.

    Trick or Treat

  • My jack o' lanterns will be ungnawed for the big night.

    Pumpkin Condoms

  • And so the 'inheritance is incorruptible and undefiled, and fadeth not away'; not merely by reason of the communicated will of God operating upon creatures whom He preserves untarnished by corruption, and ungnawed by decay, but because He Himself is the 'inheritance,' and on Him time hath no power.

    Expositions of Holy Scripture Ephesians; Epistles of St. Peter and St. John

  • The work of construction seems to be a sort of balance struck between many bees, all instinctively standing at the same relative distance from each other, all trying to sweep equal spheres, and then building up, or leaving ungnawed, the planes of intersection between these spheres.

    On the Origin of Species~ Chapter 07 (historical)

  • I'm hoping that the Euonymus with two ungnawed inches above the soil line will send out sprouts.

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  • The bees, however, did not suffer this to happen, and they stopped their excavations in due time; so that the basins, as soon as they had been a little deepened, came to have flat bases; and these flat bases, formed by thin little plates of the vermilion wax left ungnawed, were situated, as far as the eye could judge, exactly along the planes of imaginary intersection between the basins on the opposite sides of the ridge of wax.

    VIII. Instinct. Special Instincts

  • The bees, however, did not suffer this to happen, and they stopped their excavations in due time; so that the basins, as soon as they had been a little deepened, came to have flat bottoms; and these flat bottoms, formed by thin little plates of the vermilion wax having been left ungnawed, were situated, as far as the eye could judge, exactly along the planes of imaginary intersection between the basins on the opposite sides of the ridge of wax.

    On the Origin of Species~ Chapter 07 (historical)

  • a little deepened, came to have flat bottoms; and these flat bottoms, formed by thin little plates of the vermilion wax having been left ungnawed, were situated, as far as the eye could judge, exactly along the planes of imaginary intersection between the basins on the opposite sides of the ridge of wax.

    On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. (2nd edition)

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