from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not handled; not touched; not treated or managed.
  • Not accustomed to being used; not trained or broken in.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Not having been handled.
  • adjective computing (Of an event, exception, etc.) Not having a handler.


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  • He scarce even obtained a kiss but what he ravished; I put his hand away twenty times from my breasts, where he had satisfied himself of their hardness and consistence, with passing for hitherto unhandled goods.

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  • And supposing it had indeed still been the book, secure in its beautiful coffin, carried across half the world unhandled and unread, for its value to a girl when she had reached marriageable age?

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