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  • v. Present participle of unmuffle.


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  • The House of Commons was sitting, but there was still no light on the Clock Tower, and no unmuffling of the lamps.


  • The night grew darker and colder, and after the necessary unmuffling occasioned by the cigar process, we drew our wraps closer about us, leaned back in our corners, and smoked away in silence; the red glow of our cigars serving to light the carriage nearly as well as the red nose of the neglected and half-extinguished lamp.

    Adela Cathcart, Volume 1

  • When the thermometer was brought in, the mercury was frozen, and on unmuffling I found the end of my nose seared as if with a hot iron.

    Northern Travel Summer and Winter Pictures of Sweden, Denmark and Lapland

  • Sometimes, encountering a traveller, we shouted a friendly greeting; and he, unmuffling his ears to the bluster and the snow-spray, and listening eagerly, appeared to think our courtesy worth less than the trouble which it cost him.

    The Blithedale Romance

  • But _that_ did not follow: for in the treasury of nature it turned out that there were other resources for modifying the powers of distance, for muffling and unmuffling the voice of stars.

    Narrative and Miscellaneous Papers

  • He immediately rose from table and came in, and asked him who he was, and for what business he came there; and then Marcius, unmuffling himself, and pausing awhile said, "If you cannot yet call me to mind, Tullus, or do not believe your eyes concerning me, I must of necessity be my own accuser.

    The Boys' and Girls' Plutarch; being parts of the "Lives" of Plutarch, edited for boys and girls


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