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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of unlimber.

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Examples

  • Now, Mr. Gilmour is an old friend of mine and he is not an alarmist over the ordinary goings-on in life, but when it comes to the forests he throws caution to the wind, unlimbers his superlatives and lets fly.

    Fears and Fancies of the Forests

  • Swingin 'Vee behind me, I unlimbers the old pistol and cocks it.

    The House of Torchy

  • The lengthy one pikes right into the middle of the room, brushes a stringy lock of hair off her face, and unlimbers her conversation works.

    Odd Numbers Being Further Chronicles of Shorty McCabe

  • Then he unlimbers a sword like a corn-knife, reaches out a rough hairy paw, and proceeds to yank our young hero rudely from the fond embrace.

    Torchy and Vee

  • He unlimbers a little and tries to break away, but the kids jump into the double-quick and hang to him.

    Shorty McCabe

  • Pinckney digs up a sweet little check-book, unlimbers a fountain-pen, and asks: "How much, please?"

    Shorty McCabe

  • Aunty was watchin 'him casual as he weighs out a couple of pounds, when all of a sudden she unlimbers her long-handled glasses and takes a closer look.

    Torchy, Private Sec.

  • With that he digs into a hip pocket and unlimbers a roll of corn-tinted kale the size of your wrist.

    Torchy, Private Sec.

  • He reaches down - a magician now - and plucks his trusted rabbit back into the light; he grips it and unlimbers himself and hurls the object back whence it came.

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  • So out they go as Simon unlimbers his already stiff muscles.

    Clovis News Journal : News

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