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unplait

[uhn-pleyt, -plat]
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verb (used with object)
  1. to alter from a plaited state; unbraid, as hair.
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Origin of unplait

1325–75; Middle English unpleyten; see un-2, plait
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Historical Examples

  • Joanna is coming, too, only she had first some flax to unplait.

    The Bow of Orange Ribbon

    Amelia E. Barr

  • He wildly desired to unplait that thick soft hair and bury his face in it—he longed to hold her to his heart.

  • The messengers told him their errand and he at once said, “O yes, I can help you,” and began to unplait his hair.

  • You could almost untie the knots of those girdles, unplait almost the long braided tresses of those mystic queens.