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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of unstrand.

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Examples

  • The epitaph of German criticism on Shakespeare was long since written by the unconscious hand which penned the following sentence; an inscription worthy of perpetual record on the registers of Gotham or in the daybook of the yet unstranded Ship of Fools.

    A Study of Shakespeare

  • Tossed carelessly in the corner appeared some blankets topped by a few straggling black horse tails, like an unstranded riata.

    On the Frontier

  • At one extremity the rope was unstranded, and the separate spread yarns were all braided and woven round the socket of the harpoon; the pole was then driven hard up into the socket; from the lower end the rope was traced half-way along the pole's length, and firmly secured so, with intertwistings of twine.

    Moby Dick, or, the whale

  • They each had bits of unstranded old junk in their hands, and, with a sort of stoical self-content, were picking the junk into oakum, a small heap of which lay by their sides.

    The Piazza Tales

  • The servant wore nothing but wide trowsers, apparently, from their coarseness and patches, made out of some old topsail; they were clean, and confined at the waist by a bit of unstranded rope, which, with his composed, deprecatory air at times, made him look something like a begging friar of St. Francis.

    The Piazza Tales

  • At one extremity the rope was unstranded, and the separate spread yarns were all braided and woven round the socket of the harpoon; the pole was then driven hard up into the socket; from the lower end the rope was traced halfway along the pole's length, and firmly secured so, with inter-twistings of twine.

    Moby Dick: or, the White Whale

  • Ropes were unstranded, and the yarns picked apart; and, cut up into small bits, were used as a substitute for the weed.

    Redburn. His First Voyage

  • At one extremity the rope was unstranded, and the separate spread yarns were all braided and woven round the socket of the harpoon; the pole was then driven hard up into the socket; from the lower end the rope was traced half way along the pole's length, and firmly secured so, with intertwistings of twine.

    Moby-Dick, or, The Whale

  • My stranding is definitely kind of uneven, and I think these came out smaller than they would have unstranded, but they fit me despite my total lack of anything like swatching.

    Life in the Pink

  • Finding untinned, unstranded copper wire was a real challenge.

    Planet Debian

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