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

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Examples

  • The noblewoman's pale hand clutched the now unriveted chain of the six-pointed amulet, as if threatening to draw it off over her head, fling it aside and face the consequences.

    Conan The Warlord

  • As is usual, it is fearfully and wonderfully made up of sheet iron, square iron, and brass; the outcome of which is that the showy brass striking piece comes unriveted, the door comes unfastened, and the tenant's temper comes unhinged.

    Scientific American, Volume 40, No. 13, March 29, 1879 A Weekly Journal of Practical Information, Art, Science, Mechanics, Chemistry, and Manufactures

  • Then they breathed ofttimes, and yet again went unto battle, until all the place there was blood-red from the great wounds that either had smitten other, and their hauberks became unriveted so that naked they were on every side.

    Stories of King Arthur and His Knights Retold from Malory's "Morte dArthur"

  • Most of them were old married couples, which, after paying their devoirs, fell in two like unriveted scissors, -- the gentlemen finding a new pivot in pa and the ladies in ma, where they mildly opened and shut upon such questions as severally concerned them, such as "the way gold closed," and "how the children were."

    Humorous Masterpieces from American Literature

  • Most of them were old married couples which, after paying their devoirs, fell in two like unriveted scissors, the gentlemen finding a new pivot in pa and the ladies in ma, where they mildly opened and shut upon such questions as severally concerned them, such as "The way gold closed" and "How the children were."

    A Brace Of Boys 1867, From "Little Brother"

  • This the captain refused to do; but unriveted the collar from her neck, and threw it away in the hold of the vessel.

    The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus

  • Most of them were old married couples, which, after paying their _devoirs_, fell in two like unriveted scissors -- the gentlemen finding a new pivot in pa and the ladies in ma, where they mildly opened and shut upon such questions as severally concerned them, such as "the way gold closed" and "how the children were."

    Masterpieces of American Wit and Humor

  • The ring having become unriveted, the shell did not spin, and simply turned head over heels.

    Letters of Lt.-Col. George Brenton Laurie (commanding 1st Battn. Royal Irish Rifles) Dated November 4th, 1914-March 11th, 1915

  • Middlemarch nearly two months after he had declared that he was going immediately, was a fact to embitter Sir James's suspicions, or at least to justify his aversion to a "young fellow" whom he represented to himself as slight, volatile, and likely enough to show such recklessness as naturally went along with a position unriveted by family ties or a strict profession.

    Middlemarch

  • That Ladislaw had stayed in Middlemarch nearly two months after he had declared that he was going imme diately, was a fact to embitter Sir James's suspicions, or at least to justify his aversion to a "young fellow" whom ho represented to himself as slight, volatile, and likely enough to show such recklessness as naturally went along with a position unriveted by family ties or a strict profession.

    Middlemarch: a study of provincial life (1900)

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