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Usage examples for uncouple

  1. He sent his fireman back to the first car, with orders to uncouple the engine. – The Honorable Peter Stirling and What People Thought of Him by Paul Leicester Ford
  2. Uncouple here, and let us make a bay, And wake the Emperor and his lovely bride, And rouse the Prince, and ring a hunter's peal, That all the court may echo with the noise. – Titus-Andronicus by Shakespeare, William
  3. We'll uncouple and let him drop us behind. – The Grafters by Francis Lynde
  4. " Go forward, conductor," he ordered, " and tell the engineer to back this car on a siding in the yard, then uncouple it from the train. – The Lost Despatch by Natalie Sumner Lincoln
  5. " Uncouple here, Ross," ordered Andrews. – Tom of the Raiders by Austin Bishop
  6. Nothing was left to do save, as the Ambassador said, to " uncouple the dogs of war and let them run." – The Life of John of Barneveld, 1609-15, Volume I. by John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: February 7, 2009
  7. I would give a signal for him to uncouple his engine and follow at full speed. – Where Strongest Tide Winds Blew by Robert McReynolds
  8. I've never wanted to uncouple since then. – The Iron Horse by R.M. Ballantyne
  9. New York still refuses to pass the impost in any form, and were she to pass it, Pennsylvania will not uncouple it from the supplementary funds. – Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson
  10. It will then uncouple discharge one hopper, and go back on Mass- Time. – The Lost Kafoozalum by Pauline Ashwell
  11. But the preparations were now so far advanced and going on so warmly that nothing more was wanting than, in the words of Aerssens, " to uncouple the dogs and let them run." – The Life of John of Barneveld, 1609-15, Volume I. by John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: February 7, 2009
  12. Ross will uncouple the train after the third box- car. – Tom of the Raiders by Austin Bishop
  13. Dragged backwards behind the female, the poor fellow strives to uncouple himself. – The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles by Jean Henri Fabre
  14. Will nobody block those wheels, uncouple that pinion, cut the string that holds those weights, blow up the infernal machine with gunpowder? – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)