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- v. To take down something (such as a picture) from a hanging position
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To divest or strip of hangings; to remove the hangings, as a room.
- transitive v. To remove (something hanging or swinging) from that which supports it.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To take or remove from a hanging position, as a picture or a bell, or a rapier from its hangers; also, to remove from its hinges or similar supports, as a door, a gate, or a shutter.
- To deprive of hangings, as a room.
At present, we encourage them to keep their rooms tidy, unload the dishwasher and hang and unhang the occasional load of washing.
This pale, fair young man, full of covert ambition, looked ready to hang and unhang, at the pleasure of any earthy king, the innocent and the guilty alike, and to follow the example of a Laubardemont rather than that of a Mole.
COOKE: For the evac for our plan, we'd unhang all of the art around the balcony because these are all skylights.
I am now coming to unhang thee and to set thee at freedom, for thou art a pretty little gentle monachus.
If you have a mind to make your tobacco into rolls, there is no occasion to wait till the leaves are perfectly dry; but as soon as they have acquired a yellowish brown colour, although the stem is green, you unhang your tobacco, and strip the leaves from the stalks, lay them up in heaps, and cover them with woolen cloths, in order to sweat them.
If the hangman, having got his hand in, proceeded to hang friends and relatives to his taste and fancy, he would (intellectually) unhang the first man, though the first man might not think so.
It was impossible to go on living with her photographs about him; and one evening, going up to his room after dinner, he began to unhang them from the walls, and to gather them up from book-shelves and mantel-piece and tables.
And, to be serious, if to go thirsty would unhang him, I would drink a second bottle of wine to make certain.
The child may handle a toy, but a man must mount a locomotive; and before there can be New Jerusalems with golden streets, there must be men more avaricious of knowledge than of gold, or they would dig them up; more zealous for love than jewels, or they would unhang the pearly gates.
As there was only about six or seven feet of the after-part of her that touched the ground, there was reason to hope that she had suffered no damage; however, I determined to unhang the rudder, that it might be examined.
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