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- v. To release from a pen.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To release from a pen or from confinement.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To let out or release from being penned or dammed up; set free from a pen or confinement.
- To deprive of feathers.
un- + pen (Wiktionary)
Once at 7K I quoted to him from Keats 'Endymion the lines about those people who "unpen their baaing vanities to browse away the comfortable green and juicy hay from human pastures."