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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of unstep.
  • adj. Not stepped; without steps.


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  • If they had been acting otherwise, and had rashly "unstepped" the mast to which that piece of rope was attached, their stock of fresh water would have been rapidly diminished, -- perhaps altogether spilled into the salt sea, before they should have become aware of the disaster.

    The Ocean Waifs A Story of Adventure on Land and Sea

  • When Big John, aided by Ah Moy and Kwaque, lowered the sail and unstepped the mast, titters and laughter arose from the passengers.


  • As we drew closer, the sail was taken in and the mast unstepped.

    Chapter 18

  • Reiffen gathered the drooping canvas while Avender unhooked the boom and unstepped the mast.

    Reiffeins Choice

  • His body lay across the heel of the mast, which had been unstepped at his order; and a heavy drip of blood was weltering into a ring upon the floor.

    Mary Anerley

  • Then he saw the dark line of the military bridge, and lowered his sail, and unstepped his little mast.


  • Deep water even at low tide, and the roof tall enough so the masts needn't be unstepped.

    First Fall

  • Oars, yards, and unstepped masts lay on trestles above the benches.

    The Boat of a Million Years

  • Brock had had the broken foremast of the White Witch unstepped and lashed alongside for safety.


  • After the mast had been unstepped, and such preparations as our circumstances permitted were made, for passing the night comfortably, Morton related all that he knew of what had taken place on shore, previous to the alarm which he had given.

    The Island Home


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