unblown

unblown

(ʌnˈbləʊn)
adj
1. (Botany) archaic (of a flower) still in the bud
2. not blown
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That night, on going to bed, I forgot to prepare in imagination the Barmecide supper of hot roast potatoes, or white bread and new milk, with which I was wont to amuse my inward cravings: I feasted instead on the spectacle of ideal drawings, which I saw in the dark; all the work of my own hands: freely pencilled houses and trees, picturesque rocks and ruins, Cuyp-like groups of cattle, sweet paintings of butterflies hovering over unblown roses, of birds picking at ripe cherries, of wren's nests enclosing pearl-like eggs, wreathed about with young ivy sprays.
I saw my sweet girl was not without her faults, but of these her youth, I trusted, was not one, but rather an earnest of virtues yet unblown - a strong ground of presumption that her little defects of temper and errors of judgment, opinion, or manner were not irremediable, but might easily be removed or mitigated by the patient efforts of a watchful and judicious adviser, and where I failed to enlighten and control, I thought I might safely undertake to pardon, for the sake of her many excellences.
Inside was a rather more prosaic affair, the beamed ceiling being liberally punctuated with ageing objets de pub: Bell's Whisky water jugs, a hunting horn, polished but unblown.
Inside was a rather more prosaic affair, the beamed ceiling being liberally punctuated with ageing objets de pub: Bell's Whisky water jugs, a hunting horn, polished but unblown. The furniture and furnishings didn't appear to have been updated this century - maybe not even the last.
During walks, I notice objects poking out from waste containers, objects radiating sonic potential, lying still, unscraped, unbowed, unstruck, unblown, and uninsonified.
A fine car - but you might consider some of its 2-litre unblown rivals if price per performance means more to you than looks.
So what if she's looking straight at the camera and her hair remains unblown? At that point she'd bought herself another fifteen minutes--as fodder for the late-night comedians.
III And there lay the rider distorted and pale, With the dew on his brow, and the rust on his mail: And the tents were all silent, the banners alone, The lances unlifted, the trumpets unblown. And the widows of Ashur are loud in their wall, And the idols are broke in the temple of Baal; And the might of the Gentile, unsmote by the sword, Hath melted like snow in the glance of the Lord!
We should not only learn how to pray together in silence but also have our heart-to-heart dialogue in silence through gestures, bodily language, the beauty of our environments, such as the green deep mountain that echoes the unblown flute, (13) which we need to protect together and share with one another.
Pitter describes how once in a dream she looked down into a hollow where she saw a tree with curious flowers: "What were those flowers of flame, / Hanging so still, unblown, / Pendent upon a great and great-leaved tree / In the deep-shadowed glade before the door / Of that veiled cavern?" (55).
Supercharging by means of an exhaust-driven centrifugal turbocharger has long been the essential method for allowing modern direct injection diesels, with, in unblown form, their up to 55 percent lower specific output, to rival gasoline engines.
It undercuts the unblown motor's 0-60 mph time by more than one second.