from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- transitive verb To dislocate a joint of; disjoint.
from The Century Dictionary.
- To disjoint; take apart the joints of: as, to
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb To disjoint.
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- verb To
- verb To
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Even before he landed, he was slashing with both hands, feeling two necks unjoint under his knuckles.
Date With Death Sapir, Richard & Murphy, Warren 1984
We know that nobody will blame us if our nephews unjoint their knuckles or cut their fingers off; so we give them five-bladed knives and boxing gloves.
A Brace Of Boys 1867, From "Little Brother" Fitz Hugh Ludlow
Now unjoint the legs and wings at the middle joint, which can be done very skillfully by a little practice.
The skin is loosened around these and they may be severed at the elbow joint unless the bird is to be mounted with wings spread, when it will be best to unjoint at the shoulder and preserve the entire wing bones.
Lying here at full length, with no elbow-room to manage the rod, you must occasionally even unjoint your tip, and fish with that, using but a dozen inches of line, and not letting so much as your eyebrows show above the bank.
Fishing with a Worm Bliss Perry 1907
"However, I'd like to lay eyes on the sort of man who can unjoint this devilish combination of politics and law and finance," he informed himself, trying to justify his own retreat.
The Landloper Holman Day 1900
Done -- unjoint it and put it in its case, and not go dragging up everything along the bank like a living stump-puller.
At the Foot of the Rainbow Gene Stratton-Porter 1893
It was now easy to unjoint the bones, and but a moment's work to saw off the shattered piece, tie the severed arteries, and bring the flap again into its place.
Stories by American Authors, Volume 5 Henry James 1879
Reaching such a place they would unjoint and take apart the steam man, packing it up in such a manner that no one could suspect its identity, and embark for St. Louis.
The Huge Hunter Or, the Steam Man of the Prairies Edward Sylvester Ellis 1878
Then his stomach commenced to fall in, and his spine to unjoint, and his shoulders to loosen.