from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not labored; not manufactured; not worked up.

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  • adjective in its native state, before being worked on; especially used of bars of bullion and other metal


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un- +‎ wrought


  • In the beginning, then, as the Holy Scripture says [1762], it was hidden beneath the waters, and was unwrought, that is to say, not beautified.

    NPNF2-09. Hilary of Poitiers, John of Damascus

  • On top of this, the International Aluminum Institute estimates producer stocks of unwrought aluminum to be around 1.2 million tons.

    Inventories May Temper Aluminum Rally

  • Pig iron, unwrought copper, and other nonferrous metals are Armenia's highest valued exports.


  • South Africa imports mostly nickel ores and concentrates, unwrought nickel and cotton from Mozambique.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • COPPER: Futures fell as traders booked profits from a large price run-up since early February and in reaction to a decline in Chinese imports of unwrought copper and copper products, analysts said.

    Crude-Oil Futures Soar

  • Pig iron, unwrought copper, and other nonferrous metals are Armenia's highest valued exports.


  • The foundations are made up of all sorts of stones, in some places unwrought, and laid just as each worker brought them; there were many columns too, taken from sepulchres, and many old stones already cut, inserted in the work.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • Every now and then, bringing with him a gust of resinous smell, a white-clad machinist will come in with a basketful of crude, unwrought little images, and will turn them out upon the table from which we carvers select them.

    A Modern Utopia

  • Among the proposals, the bill aimed to establish a new definition of unwrought precious metal (gold refined to a level not including 99.95 percent and platinum group metals up to and not including 99.90 percent) and semi fabricated precious metals (to or beyond 99.95 percent and 99.90 percent respectively).

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Draft legislation aimed at removing red tape imposed on those involved in smelting, refining, beneficiating or using "unwrought precious metal" was tabled at Parliament on Wednesday.

    ANC Daily News Briefing


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