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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of unlimber.


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  • Having reached its destination, and been detached or "unlimbered" from the front carriage, we next see the action of loading; the ramrod having at its other extremity a sheep-skin mop, larger than the bore of the piece, and called "a sponge."

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  • I unlimbered my lance and cast my stone down the smooth track.

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  • Loaded with streamlined 180 - or 200-grain bullets, these cartridges are not even getting unlimbered at 300 yards.

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  • The man in the Cadillac unlimbered his lanky frame from behind the steering wheel and climbed out.

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  • They were supposed to protect the train crews, but whenever trouble started they unlimbered their rifles and joined the mob.


  • The old man unlimbered lamely, blinking his eyes and murmuring automatically: What'll ye have, gents?

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  • At the bottom of the ladder Kranxx handed his lantern to Gullik, then reached into his pack and pulled out and unlimbered a long pole made up of several hinged sections with a hook on one end.

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  • He guided his mount to cut the calf from the herd while he unlimbered his rope.

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  • Lieutenant Carruthers unlimbered a light antitank tube.

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  • The JPL camera crew unlimbered its gear to broadcast the press conference all over the laboratory grounds, and one of the public relations ladies went around turning off the screens in the conference mom.

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