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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of unstring.


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  • She had begun unstringing her bow as soon as the clouds began moving toward them.

    Knife of Dreams

  • However, he said, unstringing it and stowing it under his bunk.


  • I should not lose so much time in this wretched unstringing.

    The Daughters of Danaus

  • I have spent my days in stringing and in unstringing my instrument.


  • The archers, flushed and merry, were unstringing their bows once more, for in spite of the water glue the damp air took the strength from the cords.

    Sir Nigel

  • Tim Reardon, unstringing two of the pickerel from the rope, transferred them to a twig of alder that he cut from a near by bush, and handed them to her.

    The Rival Campers Ashore The Mystery of the Mill

  • But his faintness was more from loss of blood and the sudden unstringing of nerve and sense from the intense furious strain of the last few moments of battle than from the vital nature of the wound.

    Men of Iron

  • A happy idea, however, now flashed through the mind of one of the party; and, unstringing their bows, they joined the strings together into one continuous line, which, luckily for them, reached the ground; and

    The Log of the Flying Fish A Story of Aerial and Submarine Peril and Adventure

  • The remembered fact brought with it a degradation of mind and body -- a complete unstringing of the moral fibres, which made even revenge seem an impossible output of energy.

    The History of David Grieve

  • Uncle says that after you have been at work very hard it's like unstringing the bow; and so it is.

    The Ocean Cat's Paw The Story of a Strange Cruise


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