from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not stringed: as, an unstringed viol.
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Then Drona's son, that slayer of foes, stringing his unstringed bow, and seeing that his men had meanwhile speedily yoked other excellent steeds unto his car, sped thousands of arrows (at his foe).
One day, as Oh-I-Am the Wizard went over Three-Tree Common, his shoe became unstringed, and he bent down to refasten it.
The bow was unstringed and cut into chips, and then the arrows were snapped across, and the quiver split up.
This inferior article was therefore condemned to pass five for a stiver during the following month, and afterwards six, at which rate the loose, unstringed wampum, which served the community as change, subsequently circulated. [