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unswept

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj unswept not having been swept "unswept floors"
    • adj unswept not swept or having sweep "a boxy little plane with square unswept wings"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Unswept un-swept′ not swept or cleaned, not swept over.
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Usage

In literature:

Downes could not be everywhere at once: and Cheeky used to be caught at pitch and toss or marbles in unswept Museum Street.
"The Life of John Ruskin" by W. G. Collingwood
As his handsome face lighted up, even Mrs. Hanway-Harley was not unswept of admiration.
"The President" by Alfred Henry Lewis
There was no ground unswept by fire on which to train.
"The Fifth Battalion Highland Light Infantry in the War 1914-1918" by F.L. Morrison
The handful of dishes went dirty, the floor went unswept.
"Land of the Burnt Thigh" by Edith Eudora Kohl
The floor was' unswept.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1902 to 1903" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
The house was unswept.
"A Poor Man's House" by Stephen Sydney Reynolds
Dust lay thick on the unswept floor.
"The Wind Before the Dawn" by Dell H. Munger
The floor was unswept, let alone unwashed.
"The Twins of Suffering Creek" by Ridgwell Cullum
The house was unswept, the children dirty and always under foot, and the meals half-cooked.
"Tales from Dickens" by Charles Dickens and Hallie Erminie Rives
Suppose Mrs. Ford should come back and find her in an unswept room, pallid and insane?
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 89, March, 1865" by Various
The once polished floor was sadly marred, and appeared to have remained unswept for years.
"Robert Tournay" by William Sage
The damp, uneven, earthen floor was unswept.
"McClure's Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 3, August, 1893" by Various
On that floor were many unswept things of horror.
"Seeing Things at Night" by Heywood Broun
He hurried swiftly along the unswept pavement.
"The Happy Hypocrite" by Max Beerbohm
Pergamus, unswept hall of, 28.
"Caricature and Other Comic Art" by James Parton
Its streets are unswept from one year's end to the other.
"Sidelights on Chinese Life" by J. Macgowan
He sat watching him a while, then rose and kindled a fire on the unswept hearth.
"Satan Sanderson" by Hallie Erminie Rives
Ten nights I crossed the unswept floor that threatened at every step to precipitate me into the reading-room below.
"Summer Cruising in the South Seas" by Charles Warren Stoddard
A square of unswept carpet lay before it.
"Regiment of Women" by Clemence Dane
Scantily furnished with a few cast-off pieces of rickety furniture, the floor was unswept and the windows dirty.
"Dan Carter and the River Camp" by Mildred A. Wirt
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In poetry:

In the gates of these your councils my people shall sing.
In the doors of these your garners the Bat-folk shall cling;
And the snake shall be your watchman,
By a hearthstone unswept;
For the Karela, the bitter Karela,
Shall fruit where ye slept!
"Mowgli's Song Against People" by Rudyard Kipling