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  • adj. Obsolete form of unwashed.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not washed.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not washed; unwashed.


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  • I myself should say that in my poor judgement there is nothing less seemly for a freeborn man with the education of a gentleman than an unwashen mouth.

    The Defense

  • Zeus after dawn with unwashen hands, nor to others of the deathless gods; else they do not hear your prayers but spit them back.

    Hesiod, Homeric Hymns, and Homerica

  • I was weary with the boat and my hunger last night, and I went to bed unwashen; and this morn I am weary for the foulness of my unwashen body.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • These are the things which defile a man: but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man.

    Probably Just One Of Those Funny Coincidences

  • And when they have eaten, they put their dishes unwashen into the pot or cauldron with remnant of the flesh and of the broth till they will eat again.

    The Travels of Sir John Mandeville

  • On the second day the road rose steeply to a grass spur above the forest; and it was here, about sunset, that they came across an aged lama — but they called him a bonze — sitting cross-legged above a mysterious chart held down by stones, which he was explaining to a young man, evidently a neophyte, of singular, though unwashen, beauty.


  • For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies: these are the things which defile a man: but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man.

    Matthew 15.

  • Then the Pharisees and scribes asked him, Why walk not thy disciples according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with unwashen hands?

    Mark 7.

  • And when they saw some of his disciples eat bread with defiled, that is to say, with unwashen hands, they found fault.

    Mark 7.

  • He saith not with unclean hands, but unwashen; because, as we said before, they were bound to wash, although they were not conscious that their hands were unclean.

    From the Talmud and Hebraica


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