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  • adj. Alternative spelling of unkenneled.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of unkennel.


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  • This "king of shreds and patches" -- for, to the outward sense, he seems that now -- has been "at large" for days, perhaps for two or three weeks; he has been unkennelled, and, among the lawless mountains, has felt no restraint upon his own lawlessness, however Cyclopean.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 12, No. 71, September, 1863

  • They unkennelled at Punpernwood, four miles east of Blandford.

    The Mirror of Taste, and Dramatic Censor Volume I, Number 1

  • As a gentleman was coursing under Blodwell Rock, near Porthywaen lime works, he unkennelled a very large dog fox; and having two couple of beagles, they pursued him through the extensive covers near that rock to the summit of Llanymynech hill; but being very hard run, he made a short turn passing through the Gorwell covers, and along the banks of the river Turnet, near to the village of Llanyblodwell.

    The Mirror of Taste, and Dramatic Censor, Vol. I, No. 5, May 1810

  • Society is an unkennelled bloodhound that roams our cities seeking whom it may devour.

    "Emerson the Individualist"

  • “Well, Sir, (said I, with a strong voice, looking him full in the face,) you have unkennelled your fox; pursue him if you dare.”

    Life Of Johnson

  • "We have unkennelled the fox, have we?" the sergeant of the squad said.

    The Gold Hunters' Adventures Or, Life in Australia

  • After a night much disturbed by this constant quarrelling, we unkennelled the hounds just as the first grey streak of dawn spread above Totapella Peak.

    The Rifle and The Hound in Ceylon

  • "I say, Mike, I thought by this time that we should have fought half a dozen battles with the redskins, killed no end of buffalo and deer, unkennelled black bears and grizzlies without number, and trapped beavers and racoons and 'possums by scores!" exclaimed Dan, as we were seated round our camp-fire.

    With Axe and Rifle

  • Herne and his two black hounds of Saint Hubert's breed would hunt him down with marvellous speed; if a wild boar was to be reared, a badger digged out, a fox unkennelled, a marten bayed, or an otter vented, Herne was chosen for the task.

    Windsor Castle

  • I have no recollection how the papers found their way into the old trunk from which they were lately unkennelled.

    Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 435 Volume 17, New Series, May 1, 1852


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