Definitions

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  • adj. not (yet) executed by hanging
  • adj. not selected for exhibition
  • adj. cooked without being hung to mature

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not suspended; not hung.
  • Not hanged; unhanged.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Other than the fact that it makes me feel like the biggest rogue unhung?

    Shameless

  • When Jeff finished up there, the bathmat would be all wet, towels left unhung.

    I slept with Joey Ramone

  • We might even throw off the servitude that presently allows 'our leaders 'to inhabit our same world unhung and unreproached just so long as they inflict their iniquities on innocents other than ourselves.

    'Leaders', and what to do about them

  • I'm storing, unoiled and unwaxed and unhung, my 1986 Cannondale road bike along with my 1987 Kuwahara mountain bike in a gangway and taking to the perilous and dicey NYC winter streets with my circa very late 20th Century Rock Hopper which I intend on hosing down in early March when I remount the milk crate.

    Putting It Away: Storing Bikes and Storing Calories

  • Display cases full of trinkets overflow onto unhung paintings.

    The Fruit Hunters

  • You have the honour of being sister to one of the greatest scoundrels unhung; and, if I may venture to say so to a lady, you are in every respect quite worthy of him.

    The Old Curiosity Shop

  • It was a curious house.2 Bismarck never bothered to furnish it properly; eight years after he moved in, unhung paintings lay against the walls, andthe rooms were cluttered with the d├ębris of official life, papers, railway timetables, gifts from foreign governments.

    FORGE OF EMPIRES 1861-1871

  • Several more bodies are on the ground as yet unhung.

    Our American King

  • I know you to be one of the most infernal thieves and scoundrels unhung.

    The Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush

  • Makes me recall Thomas Wolfe's phrase: "Our lives are haunted by a Georgia slattern because a London cutpurse went unhung."

    Neck-punches, people ...

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