Unkennel

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Unkennel Fig.: To discover; to disclose.
    • Unkennel To drive from a kennel or hole; as, to unkennel a fox.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • unkennel To drive or force from a kennel; take out of a kennel. To rouse from secrecy or retreat.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Unkennel un-ken′el to drive from a kennel or hole: to rouse from secrecy or retreat.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1st un-, + kennel,

Usage

In literature:

He determined to leave all other objects, and consecrate every faculty of his mind to the unkennelling me from my hiding-place.
"Caleb Williams" by William Godwin
When they unkennel a lion or a tiger, they pursue him till he stops to defend himself.
"Stories about the Instinct of Animals, Their Characters, and Habits" by Thomas Bingley
I have no recollection how the papers found their way into the old trunk from which they were lately unkennelled.
"Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 435" by Various
They unkennelled at Punpernwood, four miles east of Blandford.
"The Mirror of Taste, and Dramatic Censor" by Stephen Cullen Carpenter
During a period of repose a fox was unkennelled in the neighbourhood of Corja, in Spain.
"Anecdotes of Dogs" by Edward Jesse
But it was cruel o' you to unkennel me this mornin' afore six, an' I up sae lang at my studies the nicht afore.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Volume I" by Various
I could catch the whimper of some unkenneled sense of drama in the affair.
"The Man Who Couldn't Sleep" by Arthur Stringer
The game-keeper was unkennelling his dogs; he showed me a large tame Fox.
"Audubon and his Journals, Volume I (of 2)" by Maria R. Audubon
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