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


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  • A tough-looking 22-year-old kid with a twisted upper lip, he has graduated to an unmanacled work gang and is helping renovate a grocery store on the main drag.

    Escaping Green Island

  • “Slaves were stowed, heel and point, like logs,” Melville wrote, “and the suffocated and dead were unmanacled, and weeded out from the living every morning.”

    John Paul Jones

  • He told "with relish" of having crewed on a slave ship where the slaves were "stowed, hue and point, like logs, and the suffocated and dead were unmanacled" and thrown overboard.

    Melville in Love

  • I looked at Miellyn, took her slender unmanacled hand in mine, and smiled as we walked through the gates of the city.

    The Door Through Space

  • Once more Ross was unmanacled, the fur stripped from him.

    The Time Traders

  • It was one of those psalm singing Jews! he recognized that at once, and putting up his sword he called to his wife to light the lamp quick and bring it; then he rushed into the cell where Paul and Silas stood, their feet free from stocks and hands unmanacled, and fell down on his face before them.

    "Say Fellows—" Fifty Practical Talks with Boys on Life's Big Issues

  • The woman that was tender and very delicate has brought her finest handiwork; the slave, whose just unmanacled hands were hardly yet deft enough to fashion a freedman's device, has proffered his painful hoards; the criminal in his cell has felt the mysterious brotherhood stirring in his heart, and has pressed his skill and cunning into the service of his countrymen.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 87, January, 1865

  • The house-holder as promptly returned through his front door, while Shirley swiftly unmanacled the prisoner enough to let him walk, stiff and awkward from the long ordeal in the car.

    The Voice on the Wire

  • Scarce were two hours of the night overrun, when we were all embarked; and then we unmanacled Zoraida’s father’s hands, and took the cloth out of his mouth.

    The Fourth Book. XIV. Wherein the Captive Prosecuteth the Pleasant Narration of His Life

  • Soon they had unmanacled ten or more men whom Soa selected, and others stood round them with their hands still chained.

    The People of the Mist


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