from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. to undo or untwist plaited hair; to unbraid

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To unfold; explain.
  • To undo the plaits of; unbraid: as, to unplait hair.


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  • After lighting a sandalwood incense stick, Jacey began to unplait her hair.

    The Season of Risks

  • She began to unplait the braid in which she had slept.

    The Dressmaker

  • Practiced fingers removed the little blue pony-tail holder and began to unplait my braid.

    Touch of Evil

  • Her hair was very wet, and she began deliberately to take it down and unplait it.

    The Heavenly Twins

  • He raised his hands and began to unplait his long pigtail, which, like his "blind" eye, was camouflage -- a false queue attached to his own hair, which he wore but slightly longer than some


  • Come, come, get on your dressing-gown and unplait your hair.

    III. Confidential Moments. Book VI—The Great Temptation

  • "I won't have it like that!" declared Zoie, and she shook herself free from Aggie's unwelcome attentions and proceeded to unplait the hateful pigtail.

    Baby Mine

  • The women of Egypt and Nubia wear their hair so to this day, and unplait it, I am sorry to say, not oftener than once in every eight or ten weeks.

    A Thousand Miles Up the Nile

  • "No, my dear child," said she, smoothing my hair, which I'd begun to unplait.

    The Heather-Moon

  • When everything was arranged, Connie went into a little room to put on once again her dark-blue dress, and to unplait her thick hair and allow it to fall over her shoulders.

    Sue, A Little Heroine


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