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  • adjective Not wilted; alive, (particularly of vegetables) fresh, crisp.


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  • Even in sleep she was lovely; a little thin and pale because of the rigors of the journey, but unwilted.

    Spirit Gate 2006

  • The blue morning glories were yet unwilted, rivulets dropped down into ferny grottoes and lingered there, rose ohia blossoms lighted shady places, orange flowers gleamed like stars amidst the dense leafage, and the crimped-leaved coffee shrubs were white with their mimic snow.

    The Hawaiian Archipelago Isabella Lucy 2004

  • Spite of this frigid winter night in the boisterous Atlantic, spite of my wet feet and wetter jacket, there was yet, it then seemed to me, many a pleasant haven in store; and meads and glades so eternally vernal, that the grass shot up by the spring, untrodden, unwilted, remains at midsummer.

    Moby Dick; or the Whale 2002

  • Only heavy, unwilted crops should be used for the last few loads so that enough weight and pressure will be provided to force the air out and keep it out. to preservative will be needed in this wet top layer even if the crop is high in protein, because the material at the top warms up sufficiently to prevent undesirable fermentations and naturally makes a mild, palatable silage.

    Chapter 2 1976

  • Wilting high-moisture crops for silage, as we have indicated, not only produces a mild, palatable silage that will be consumed in normal roughage amounts; wilting also reduces the losses of nutrients (except carotene) that usually occur when the silo is filled with comparable unwilted materials.

    Chapter 2 1976

  • If the leaves become dry and curled, the wilting may have progressed too far unless the crop is heavy and the underside of the swath is in an unwilted state.

    Chapter 2 1976

  • Fine-chop. length of cut for unwilted material should be 6-25 cm in length; for wilted material 6-12 cm in length.

    Chapter 7 1976

  • Green vegetables should have a fresh, unwilted appearance; any sign of staleness or decay should cause their rejection.

    The Home Medical Library, Volume V (of VI) Kenelm Winslow

  • "Do what?" inquired Mr. Hungerford, himself as fresh and unwilted as an

    Cap'n Dan's Daughter Joseph Crosby Lincoln 1907

  • Mrs. Abbott appeared in a few moments, smiling, cool, in immaculate white, the collar of her shirtwaist high and unwilted.

    The Sisters-In-Law Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton 1902


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