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  • Bloom ungyved his crisscrossed hands and with slack fingers plucked the slender catgut thong.

    Ulysses

  • They looked from their thresholds upon the flying train, with their hair unbraided and their garters ungyved, -- not a negro left to till the fields, nor a son or brother who had not travelled to the wars.

    Campaigns of a Non-Combatant, and His Romaunt Abroad During the War

  • Annihilation of Self (_Selbst-tödtung_), had been happily accomplished; and my mind's eyes were now unsealed, and its hands ungyved. '

    Sartor Resartus, and On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History

  • Fronting the dawn of a grander day, her hand ungyved and her brain unfettered; with broader opportunities for usefulness and boasting a nobler beauty than during the dark and dreary centuries that lie behind her like a hideous dream -- such is the woman of the Nineteenth century, and upon the shapely shoulders of this new Pallas I hang my second Providence, to her loving hands I commit the destiny of the race, to her true heart the salvation of the world.

    The Complete Works of Brann the Iconoclast, Volume 12

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  • I envy him the ungyved prance

    With which his freezing feet he warms,

    And drag my lady's-chains and dance

    The galley-slave of dreary forms.

    - James Russell Lowell, 'Without and Within'.

    September 16, 2009