from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not having worn a yoke.
  • Licentious; unrestrained.

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

  • adjective Not yet yoked; not having worn the yoke.
  • adjective Freed or loosed from a yoke.
  • adjective rare Licentious; unrestrained.

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of unyoke.


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  • While some of the men chopped sage-brush and we children carried it to the fires that were kindling, other men unyoked the oxen and let them stampede for water.

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  • He just unyoked the oxen, an 'sat down under a tree, an' died there sitting up.

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  • There's a great subtext of the heavy hand of government, much of which was unyoked by Reagan and Clinton only to be rekindled under GW Bush and accelerated by Obama.

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  • It must yield a fresh delight once we are unyoked from needing to know what happens next.

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  • It must yield a fresh delight once we are unyoked from needing to know what happens next.

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  • HOMER: ‘They unyoked dripping with sweat, when they had had enough of war.’

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  • The withering leaves no longer quiet, hurried to and fro in search of shelter from its chill pursuit; the labourer unyoked his horses, and with head bent down, trudged briskly home beside them; and from the cottage windows lights began to glance and wink upon the darkening fields.

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  • The other half is whether the weight stays off forever– or comes back the minute the person is unyoked from the rigid controls of the plan.

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  • Why present all those other topics unyoked to religion?

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  • About two miles beyond the northern bank of the pan we unyoked under a fine specimen of the baobab, here called, in the language of Bechuanas, Mowana; it consisted of six branches united into one trunk.

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