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  • adj. Not shorn

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not shorn; not sheared; not clipped: as, unshorn locks; unshorn velvet. Not shaven: as, unshorn lips.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. not sheared


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  • If a decline at anything like that rate continues, all bets are off, and Spain will not only have to get help from its euro-zone partners read, Germany, but abandon its position that the banks' creditors are to emerge from the process their curly locks unshorn.

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  • “But we were thrown before its beauty unprepared, unshrived, unshorn.”

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  • Athene, as they say, took the form of Deiphobus for the sake of Hector, and the unshorn Phoebus for the sake of Admetus fed the trailing-footed oxen, and the spouse us came as an old woman to Semele.

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  • We drove south, past women in ankle-length dresses of turquoise and fuchsia velvet picking cotton in parched fields and unshorn goats denuding poplar saplings.

    Peace Meals

  • A river hunted for a way to the sea, and found it over a forty-foot fall; sheep looked nervous as they picked a safe way to unshorn pastures; and here, a few thousand Humpers tended their sheep and scratched vegetables from the stony ground and lived as independent a life as human beings can live when they still need human company and still must eat.


  • He did not sleep; but something short of a dream came into his alert and wakeful mind some while before dawn, as though the sun was rising before its hour, a warmth like a May morning full of blown hawthorn blossoms, and a girl, primrose-fair and unshorn, walking barefoot through the meadow grass, and smiling.

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  • Any news is good news in the world of 24 hour global media and somehow the unshorn leader of an isolated Muslim country has outmastered his Western Armani-wearing counterparts in the game they invented.

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  • Once upon a time Hillary deliberately cultivated an unpampered, unshorn and earthy look -- but in time she realized this particularly unstylish presentation wouldn't one day earn her the right to boss around White House employees and later win leadership of the free world.

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  • For thee, O mistress mine, I bring this woven wreath, culled from a virgin meadow, where nor shepherd dares to herd his flock nor ever scythe hath mown, but o'er the mead unshorn the bee doth wing its way in spring; and with the dew from rivers drawn purity that garden tends.


  • Ever, O king, be thy locks unshorn, ever unravaged; for so is it right.

    The Argonautica


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