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  • adj. Not trussed.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not trussed; not tied up; not bundled up.


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  • So he did the strong-man on the devotchka, who was still creech creech creeching away in very horrorshow four-in-a-bar, locking her rookers from the back, while I ripped away at this and that and the other, the others going haw haw haw still, and real good horrorshow groodies they were that then exhi - bited their pink glazzies, O my brothers, while I untrussed and got ready for the plunge.

    Where's the show?

  • When the duck was all done and and crisp brown, thigh juices running clear, I untrussed it, and set it on a platter in the oven turned off to keep warm, and finished the sauce.

    20th Century Food

  • Beneath this dome a general silence prevailed, for there was nothing to disturb it but the jaws of Bababalouk, who had untrussed himself to eat with greater advantage, being anxious to make amends for his fast in the mountains.

    The History of the Caliph Vathek

  • A cockney of short reach, I say, shallow of judgment and judging shallowly, to wonder that you should cause your points to be untrussed in your chamber before you come into this closet.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • The articles, that would be hardly good enough for one of our new laborers 'cottages, were crowned by a kitchen table, its four legs pointing steadily to the firmament, like an untrussed fowl's, and between them, carefully roped, was the plague and the pet of the village, Nanny the goat, with her little kid beside her.

    My New Curate

  • So, then, Sir Oliver sat at his ease in his tall, carved chair, his doublet untrussed, his long legs stretched before him, a pensive smile about the firm lips that as yet were darkened by no more than a small black line of moustachios.

    The Sea-Hawk

  • Even were he untrussed, there was little to be feared from him.

    The Tavern Knight

  • On this I plucked off the gown, and he with much show of haste did begin to undo his points; but when I threw his frock down he clipped it up and ran off all untrussed, leaving me in this sorry plight.

    The White Company

  • He sat on the edge of the cot, blowzed and untrussed, with his long hair tumbled and disordered.

    Men of Iron

  • When at length the untrussed hero is made to see how matters have been carried with him, and to feel the chagrin of being so egregiously fooled, he is indeed cast down to the lowest notes of self-contempt; and though he so far rallies at last as to cover his retreat with marked skill, yet he leaves the path behind him strewn thick with the sweat-drops of his mortification.

    Shakespeare His Life Art And Characters


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