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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of unharbour.
  • adj. Offering no harbour or shelter.


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  • Today instead we are a conjured-up phantom on a solitary screen, a pseudonymous and unharboured email address, a disembodied voice that can be summoned by anyone, day and night, like a spirit at a séance.

    Fame by Daniel Kehlman, translated by Carol Brown Janeway

  • In Spenshaw he unharboured a stag, and he followed him hard.

    The Forest Lovers

  • A hart of the second year, which was in the same cover with the proper object of their pursuit, chanced to be unharboured first, and broke cover very near where the Lady Emma and her brother were stationed.

    The Waverley

  • In the case of finding an outlying fallow-deer, which is unharboured, in this manner, great sport is frequently obtained; but this is now rarely to be met with in

    The Book of Household Management

  • At last they arrived at that part of the park where Sandpit Gate is now situated, and pursuing a path bordered by noble trees, a fine buck was suddenly unharboured, upon which Henry gave orders to the huntsmen and others to follow him, adding that he himself should proceed to Snow

    Windsor Castle

  • “But to the devil with the discourse, for the boar is unharboured. —

    Quentin Durward

  • "One day it chanced that the king hunted in the forest with his favourite, the Earl of Oxford, when a great deer of head was unharboured, and a tremendous chase ensued, the hart leading his pursuers within a few miles of Hungerford, whither the borders of the forest then extended.

    Windsor Castle

  • "This done, he blew a strike on his horn, rode swiftly up the hillside, and a stag being unharboured, the chase commenced.

    Windsor Castle

  • "But to the devil with the discourse, for the boar is unharboured.

    Quentin Durward


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