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Unyoked

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Unyoked Freed or loosed from a yoke.
    • Unyoked Licentious; unrestrained.
    • Unyoked Not yet yoked; not having worn the yoke.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • unyoked Not having worn a yoke.
    • unyoked Licentious; unrestrained.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Unyoked not yoked: not having worn the yoke:
    • adj Unyoked (Shak.) unrestrained, licentious
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
In sense 1 pref. un-, not + yoked,; in senses 2 and 3 properly p. p. of unyoke,

Usage

In literature:

Sev'n bullocks, yet unyok'd, for Phoebus choose, And for Diana sev'n unspotted ewes.
"The Aeneid" by Virgil
After that, let your men rest their poor knees and unyoke your pair of oxen.
"Hesiod, The Homeric Hymns, and Homerica" by Homer and Hesiod
Unyoking Pegasus, thought I.
"In a German Pension" by Katherine Mansfield
When he was unyoked the man gave him two kicks: "Be off with you, you devil, and see if you can get anything to eat," he roared.
"The Crock of Gold" by James Stephens
The mighty lord of the earthquake unyoked his horses for him, set the car upon its stand, and threw a cloth over it.
"The Iliad" by Homer
It was the hour of the unyoking of men.
"The Nether World" by George Gissing
He called a halt, ordered the horses to be unyoked, and we were soon laughing and shaking hands with new-found friends.
"Australia Twice Traversed, The Romance of Exploration" by Ernest Giles
Meanwhile please unyoke your oxen.
"She and Allan" by H. Rider Haggard
In a moment the oxen stood unyoked, while the chip jumped off and whirled away out of sight.
"Myths And Legends Of Our Own Land, Complete" by Charles M. Skinner
With nostrils distended, and sides moving in breathless agony, they can scarce, when unyoked, crawl to the stable.
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction" by Various
And the king soon gave him the horse on the left front of his car, unyoking the animal.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 2" by Translated by Kisari Mohan Ganguli
While the men were unyoking the teams I was informed that Mr. Cunningham was missing.
"Three Expeditions into the Interior of Eastern Australia, Vol 1 (of 2)" by Thomas Mitchell
It will take us a good hour to arrive there, and then we will unyoke the oxen.
"The Mission" by Frederick Marryat
Unyoke the horses, and bid our new guests enter.
"Stories from the Odyssey" by H. L. Havell
If it had been my fortune to be yoked to a person, who liked 'innocent freedoms,' I should have unyoked myself in a very short time.
"Advice to Young Men" by William Cobbett
He sprang down and unyoked them and over they scrambled and were gone, ringing like fire-bells.
"The Flower of the Chapdelaines" by George W. Cable
Then he proceeded to unyoke the four beasts from the other man's wagon and yoked them to his own.
"The Killer" by Stewart Edward White
The oxen had just been unyoked and had left the waggon, or else a terrible catastrophe would have occurred.
"Three Years' War" by Christiaan Rudolf de Wet
He was standing unyoked beside his mate, and none of the teamsters were near.
"Earth's Enigmas" by Charles G. D. Roberts
Immediately jumping off the sledge, he unyoked the dogs, and commenced building a hut over it, which might also serve us at night.
"Peter the Whaler" by W.H.G. Kingston
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In poetry:

``I speak of love divorced from pelf,
I speak of love unyoked and free,
Of love that deadens sense of self,
Of love that loveth utterly.
"At The Gate Of The Convent" by Alfred Austin
Unyoked and empty, and the Charioteer
To Fame's expanded arms has headlong rushed
Ending the glories of a grand career,
While all the world stood hushed.
"Arms And The Man - The Dead Statesman" by James Barron Hope
--Long lonely I go
Under frost, under snow,
Hunted through hill and through hollow.
No comrade I know:
No furrow I sow:
My team stands unyoked in the fallow:
"Eamonn An Chnuic" by Thomas MacDonagh
I see his Shape who should have led these ranks--
GARFIELD I see whose presence had evoked
The stormy rapture of a Nation's thanks--
His chariot stands unyoked!
"Arms And The Man - The Dead Statesman" by James Barron Hope
Where the tired ploughman his dun oxen turns,
Unyoked, afield, mid dewy grass to stray,
While over all the village church spire burns—
A shaft of flame in the last beams of day.
"Thanksgiving" by Kate Seymour Maclean
There's a happy little valley on the Eumerella shore,
Where I've lingered many happy hours away,
On my little free selection I have acres by the score,
Where I unyoke the bullocks from the dray.
"The Eumerella Shore" by Anonymous Oceania