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  • adj. not squared

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not made square: as, unsquared timber.
  • Not properly formed or proportioned; irregular.


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un- +‎ squared


  • 'Tis like a chime a-mending; with terms unsquared,

    Troilus and Cressida

  • ’Tis like a chime a-mending; with terms unsquared,

    Troilus and Cressida

  • Both men spent more time lumbering around and tossing handfuls of salt into the unsquared circle than they did pushing each other around.

    2005 April » Japundit Blog

  • The peasants 'houses are scattered up and down without any order or arrangement, and with no roads between, built of trunks of trees, unsquared, and mortised into each other at the corners, the interstices filled with moss and mud, a mode of building warmer than it sounds.

    Russia As Seen and Described by Famous Writers

  • In order to prevent vibrations in the trip hammer when it is lifted, and increase the number of blows, there is established a spring beam, which is formed of unsquared timber, which is firmly fastened at one of its extremities, and which receives at the other end the shock of the hammer head when the latter reaches the end of its upward travel.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 430, March 29, 1884

  • At the actual edge, there was a row of almost vertical piles, pine trees driven unsquared.

    The Pit Prop Syndicate

  • The log-house was made of unsquared trunks of pine -- roof, walls, and floor.

    Treasure Island

  • A few boats lay in the mouth of the river, a dissolute-looking brig with its yards unsquared was at anchor higher up, and a sharp eye could detect a figure or two about the beach.

    The Black Bar

  • The "great" house, as it was termed, on account of its relative proportion to the other buildings, was a small edifice, built substantially but roughly of unsquared logs, partially whitewashed, roofed with shingles, and boasting six small windows in front, with a large door between them.

    The Young Fur Traders

  • His {51} former pupil, John Buteo, [50] the same who -- I believe for the first time -- calculated the question of Noah's ark, as to its power to hold all the animals and stores, unsquared him completely.

    A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume I (of II)


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