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  • v. Present participle of unharness.

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Examples

  • The woman nodded, and Lon fell to unharnessing the dogs, while I unlashed the sled and carried the camp outfit into the cabin.

    Flush of Gold

  • On the plus side, in case of emergency, the bus driver can make a quick getaway by unharnessing the cart.

    Third World Bus | My[confined]Space

  • Your odyssey ends on the front porch of your house, unleashing and unharnessing the basenjis before opening the front door and letting them charge inside.

    NaBloPoMo: Newport by dog leash

  • On one side to a stable – yard open to a by – road, where the ostlers were unharnessing the splashed and tired horses from the muddy carriage, and beyond that to the by – road itself, across which the sign was heavily swinging; on the other side to a wood of dark pine – trees.

    Bleak House

  • MacNeill, busy unharnessing his gelding, shrugged.

    My Seduction

  • While he was busy deliberately unharnessing the horses, the old man stood leaning with his shoulders against the gate, and looking disconsolately first at him and then at me.

    A Sportsman's Sketches

  • Moving off from the steps, the old man went up to the horses and began unharnessing them.

    Anna Karenina

  • “I came here with the carriage, but there are three horses for your tarantass also,” said Nikolai Petrovich fussily, while Arkady drank some water from an iron bucket brought to him by the woman in charge of the station, and Bazarov began smoking a pipe and went up to the driver, who was unharnessing the horses.

    Fathers and Sons

  • Opening it he led the mare through, and (after unharnessing her) fed her.

    The Kreutzer Sonata, and other stories

  • Kashet went straight to his trough, which, as always, was also full of clean water, and drank as deeply as his Jouster; Vetch was unharnessing him as soon as he reached the trough and stopped moving forward.

    Joust

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