uncase

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v uncase get undressed "please don't undress in front of everybody!","She strips in front of strangers every night for a living"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Uncase (Mil) To display, or spread to view, as a flag, or the colors of a military body.
    • Uncase To strip; to flay.
    • Uncase To take out of a case or covering; to remove a case or covering from; to uncover.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • uncase To take out of a case; release from a case or covering: especially (military) used of the colors or any portable flag; hence, to disclose; reveal.
    • uncase To strip; flay; case. See case.
    • uncase To undress.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Uncase un-kās′ to take out of a case: to free from a covering: to flay
    • v.i Uncase (Shak.) to undress
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1st pref. un-, + case,

Usage

In literature:

Now came a swift command, and the English ranks rose to their feet, uncased their bows and strung them all as though with a single hand.
"Red Eve" by H. Rider Haggard
An uncased color is one that is not in its waterproof cover.
"Manual for Noncommissioned Officers and Privates of Infantry of the" by War Department
After having stood a Fit of Laughter, I begged them to uncase me, and do with me what they pleased.
"The Spectator, Volumes 1, 2 and 3" by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele
She uncased her rifle, dropped from the saddle as he had done, and followed him through the cacti.
"Mavericks" by William MacLeod Raine
Dalgard uncased his bow and strung it.
"Star Born" by Andre Norton
He was uncased on the spot, amid the shouts of the merrymakers, and incontinently put into linen.
"The Story of Cooperstown" by Ralph Birdsall
Of this sin, I cannot now speak; but, when God shall offer opportunity, I shall endeavour to uncase it you.
"The Covenants And The Covenanters" by Various
When passing colors or standards, uncased (not in a waterproof case), the prescribed salute must always be rendered.
"The Plattsburg Manual" by O.O. Ellis and E.B. Garey
Snowshoes are laid aside, packs unstrapped, muskets uncased and primed, belts reefed tighter.
"Canada: the Empire of the North" by Agnes C. Laut
The new colours are then placed against a pile of drums and then uncased by the senior majors and the senior subalterns.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 6" by Various
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In news:

Model 360 unpacker /case packer from A-B-C Packaging performs uncasing and case packing using a servo-operated, robotic-style transfer head.
They have school buses out there too but these are the cool kind, with dogs, dead pheasants and uncased guns allowed on board.
Fox says he is going to stop prosecuting Wisconsin's prohibitions on carrying concealed weapons, having uncased or loaded guns in vehicles, and carrying guns in public buildings like taverns.
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In science:

In the ideal condit ions in which the well is uncasing and it has been emptied by the electric pump, we start to obtain the discharge due exclusively to the aquifer.
A new approach to the step-drawdown test
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