Definitions

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  • adj. Not soaped; unwashed.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not soaped; unwashed.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ soaped

Examples

  • The second bacon and garlic miracle was performed this morning when I used the same still unsoaped pan to brown some stewing meat which I plopped drippings and all into the crock pot with a lot of garlic, pureed tomatoes, and root veg.

    Food and Drink

  • Many were the expressions of approval and admiration which greeted Mr. Grummer, as he headed the cavalcade, staff in hand; loud and long were the shouts raised by the unsoaped; and amidst these united testimonials of public approbation, the procession moved slowly and majestically along.

    The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club

  • The specials surrounded the body of the vehicle; Mr. Grummer and Mr. Dubbley marched triumphantly in front; Mr. Snodgrass and Mr. Winkle walked arm – in – arm behind; and the unsoaped of Ipswich brought up the rear.

    The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club

  • Occasionally, along with the odor of fried food I get a whiff of my unsoaped self, smelling like the river smells right there a few feet away only more personally rank.

    Our American King

  • There was a wild-haired, unsoaped boy, with pretty, foolish features enough, who looked as if he might be about seventeen, as he said he was.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 10, No. 62, December, 1862

  • Ritz Hotel in comparison with the slatterly tenement in which she had won through the first unsoaped years of a sordid life.

    Who Cares? a story of adolescence

  • Acts are passed to mitigate sweating; schooling is made free and compulsory; sanitary by-laws are multiplied; public steps are taken to house the masses decently; the bare-footed get boots; rags become rare; and bathrooms and pianos, smart tweeds and starched collars, reach numbers of people who once, as "the unsoaped," played the Jew's harp or the accordion in moleskins and belchers.

    Revolutionist's Handbook and Pocket Companion

  • Following the Rue Victor Hugo in the direction of the Fort, -- crossing the Rivière Roxelane, or Rivière des Blanchisseuses, whose rocky bed is white with unsoaped linen far as the eye can reach, -- you descend through some tortuous narrow streets into the principal marketplace.

    Two Years in the French West Indies

  • He was a gentleman, -- so is a first-class Indian, -- a very noble gentleman in point of courage, lofty bearing, courtesy, but an unsoaped, ill-clad, turbulent, high-tempered young fellow, looked up to by his crowd very much as the champion of the heavy weights is looked up to by his gang of blackguards.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Works

  • The specials surrounded the body of the vehicle; Mr. Grummer and Mr. Dubbley marched triumphantly in front; Mr. Snodgrass and Mr. Winkle walked arm-in-arm behind; and the unsoaped of Ipswich brought up the rear.

    The Pickwick Papers

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