from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- transitive verb To undo the seams of.
from The Century Dictionary.
- To rip, as a piece of sewing; hence, to split or cleave.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb To open the seam or seams of; to rip; to cut; to cut open.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- verb To open the
seamor seams of; to rip; to cut; to cut open.
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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!