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[uhn-bran-did] /ʌnˈbræn dɪd/
not branded or marked to show ownership:
an unbranded calf.
Commerce. carrying no brand or trademark of a manufacturer:
unbranded canned foods.
Origin of unbranded
First recorded in 1635-45; un-1 + brand + -ed2, -ed3 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Twenty head—among them one Bar Cross cow with an unbranded calf some eight or ten months old.

    Stepsons of Light Eugene Manlove Rhodes
  • I found I could get no attention there, while I carried an unbranded one.

    A Tramp Abroad, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • In a dell in the forest we espied some “mavericks,” or unbranded stock.

    Pony Tracks Frederic Remington
  • A maverick is an unbranded calf that has been weaned and shifts for itself.

  • His name's gone over the ranges as a counter of unbranded stock.

  • You see, Mr. Harding, you are the first Englishman he ever encountered; fact is he is range bred, unbranded and wild.

    John Ermine of the Yellowstone Frederic Remington
  • "I say he's lyin'," observed a squatter, whom Thomas Ransom had discovered ear-marking an unbranded calf.

    Bunch Grass Horace Annesley Vachell
  • The title to many of these colts, branded and unbranded, was very much mixed up, and indeed still in the Courts.

  • All the other cattle owners did, so Maverick claimed all unbranded stock.

    The Trail Boys on the Plains Jay Winthrop Allen
  • Then there's a bunch of wild, unbranded yearlings, probably twenty or thirty, over on that pasture by the cliffs.

    David Lannarck, Midget George S. Harney

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