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  • adjective Not having been tumbled (smoothed or polished).


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un- +‎ tumbled


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  • Decomposition in an untumbled tumbler slows down to a crawl.

    Organic Gardener's Composting Steve Solomon

  • Since her sickness, Ernestine had slept alone, and Bea had gone over with Olive; so now, as they hurried in, they saw her untumbled bed, with just the slight pressure made where she had lain down, as though gone to bed for the night; everything else was unchanged.

    Six Girls A Home Story Fannie Belle Irving

  • He falls into that Rapid Transit pit of ours and has more fun out of the tumble than the sneering 26,448 who stand above untumbled.

    Mince Pie Christopher Morley 1923

  • The former sprang down and returned with two articles one of which -- the bouquet he gave to Mr. Joseph, the other, a small bottle -- he put in his own pocket The bouquet was as fresh and untumbled as when it emerged from the careful florist who had prepared it.

    Crowded Out! and Other Sketches 1897

  • She might have been crying though she looked composed enough now; -- symmetrically composed, indeed, a braid over each shoulder, her hands folded, her legs straight down the middle of the bed making a single ridge that terminated in a little peak where her feet stuck up (the way heroines lie, it occurred to Rush, in the last act of grand operas, when they are dead) and this effect was enhanced by the new-laundered whiteness of the sheet, neatly folded back over the blankets and the untumbled pillows.

    Mary Wollaston Henry Kitchell Webster 1903

  • A thought of whether her curls were all right, or her dress untumbled, &c. just now and then disturbed the charm, and prevented her forgetting herself sufficiently to allow her to be quite at ease and happy, and she would glance at herself in the mirror, and put back the hair from her brow, lest Mrs. I-know-not-who, who was just then entering the room, should not think her quite as lovely as Mrs. Somebody-else did, who had very foolishly been saying so rather in a loud tone to her Mamma.

    The Fairy Godmothers and Other Tales Alfred Gatty 1841


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