from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not having a ring, as in the nose.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Not having a ring, as in the nose.

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  • adjective Not ringed.


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un- +‎ ringed


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  • Richardson's supporters are snatching up unringed, un-tight tees that say "Richardson for President, (c) Politicaltshirt. com."

    What They're Wearing and Where They Are Wearing It: The Styles of Supporters, '08 Teachout, Zephyr 2007

  • And sometimes in those hours it seemed to Rachael that she was no more in the great scheme of things than one of these myriad gulls, than one of the grains of sand through which she ran her white, unringed fingers.

    The Heart of Rachael Kathleen Thompson Norris 1923

  • Annie was kneeling, too, her fine, unringed hands clasping one of her mother's hands.

    The Beloved Woman Kathleen Thompson Norris 1923

  • Cautiously a slim, unringed hand burrowed out from the somber folds of the big cloak, and raised the pink mouth-mumbling veil as much as half an inch above the red-lipped speech line.

    Molly Make-Believe Eleanor Hallowell Abbott 1915

  • Now it was the easy dropping to her knees as she lit the quaint Russian teapot, now an unconscious movement of her hand to push back a braid of her hair, now the firm certain motion of her strong white unringed fingers.

    The Wind Bloweth Brian Oswald Donn-Byrne 1908

  • Behind it Tiberius in a travelling-cloak, his hands unringed, marched meditating on the curiosities of life, while to the rear there straggled a troop of dancing satyrs, led by a mime dressed in resemblance of Augustus, whose defects he caricatured, whose vices he parodied and on whom the surging crowd closed in.

    Imperial Purple Edgar Saltus 1889

  • And then, with a sweep of his white, unringed hands, he dismissed

    The Voice of the City: Further Stories of the Four Million O. Henry 1886

  • She glanced down at her slim, unringed hands for a moment, her expression quite thoughtful.

    A Fair Barbarian Frances Hodgson Burnett 1886

  • "At the Court 31st March, 23 Eliz., he incurred a penalty of 4d. for not having and exercising bows; for not wearing cappes 4d.; for leaving his swine unringed in the fields 12d."

    Shakespeare's Family 1885

  • Her eyes were soft and calm; her hands were folded on her black silk dress, her pretty little tender-looking hands, unringed, for she was still Miss Williams, still a governess.

    The Laurel Bush Dinah Maria Mulock Craik 1856


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