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  • v. Present participle of unstrain.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In physics, the process of release from strain.


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  • There was the bustle of embarkation on to the boat; the rattle and bang of falling luggage; the jangle of French and English tongues; the unstraining of mighty ropes; the "hoot! hoot!" from the funnel,

    Tell England A Study in a Generation

  • For now the over-tense nerves are all unstraining themselves, and a buzz, like that which comes over one who stops after being long jolted upon an uneasy pavement, makes the whole frame alive with a luxurious languid sense of all its inmost fibres.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Works


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