Definitions

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of unstep.
  • adjective Not stepped; without steps.

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Examples

  • 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

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

    Chapter 18

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

    CHAPTER XVI

  • 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.

    Springhaven

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

    The Chronicles of Pern

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

    Chronicles of Pern, First Fall

  • 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

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