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  • v. Present participle of untruss.

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Examples

  • The clock had done striking twelve, and the Clerk of Chatham was untrussing his points preparatory to seeking his truckle-bed; a half - emptied tankard of mild ale stood at his elbow, the roasted crab yet floating on its surface.

    Half-Hours with Great Story-Tellers

  • _Thomas Decker_, a great pains-taker in the Dramatick strain, and as highly conceited of those pains he took; a high-flyer in wit, even against _Ben Johnson_ himself, in his Comedy, call'd, _The untrussing of the humorous Poet_.

    The Lives of the Most Famous English Poets (1687)

  • Accordingly the embossing and untrussing of his favourite is the starting of his amendment: he begins to distrust the counsels of his cherished passion, when he can no longer hide from himself into what a vile misplacing of trust they have betrayed him.

    Shakespeare His Life Art And Characters

  • Petrovna laid the red wobbling thing on the bed, began untrussing and trussing up the baby, lifting it up and turning it over with one finger and powdering it with something.

    Anna Karenina

  • Thomas Decker, a great pains-taker in the Dramatick strain, and as highly conceited of those pains he took; a high-flyer in wit, even against Ben Johnson himself, in his Comedy, call'd, The untrussing of the humorous Poet.

    The Lives of the Most Famous English Poets

  • “Wait a minute, we’ll make him tidy first,” and Lizaveta Petrovna laid the red wobbling thing on the bed, began untrussing and trussing up the baby, lifting it up and turning it over with one finger and powdering it with something.

    Anna Karenina

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