from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To undo the seams of.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To open the seam or seams of; to rip; to cut; to cut open.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To open the seam or seams of; to rip; to cut; to cut open.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To rip, as a piece of sewing; hence, to split or cleave.
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His tale is of a hero whose 'brandished steel smoked with bloody execution,' 'carved out a passage' to his enemy, and 'unseam'd him from the nave to the chaps.'
This was a crushing motto: A lion (wild beast) trying to unseam the boot made by the Lion (shoemaker), and powerless before the task!