unplait

unplait

(ʌnˈplæt)
vb (tr)
(Hairdressing & Grooming) to undo or unbraid (plaited hair)
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Come, come, get on your dressing-gown and unplait your hair.
At a funeral, the badaya's role as animator is to evoke tears in the mourners, both the bereaved and those who have come in sympathy, while the bereaved widow daubs her face with mud, unplaits her hair, scoops dust from the ground, and flings it on her head in mourning, even ripping her garments apart in a frenzied display of grief.