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Uncase \Un*case"\, v. t. [1st pref. un- + case.]

  1. To take out of a case or covering; to remove a case or covering from; to uncover.

  2. To strip; to flay. [Obs.]

  3. (Mil.) To display, or spread to view, as a flag, or the colors of a military body.


vb. 1 (context transitive English) To take out of a case or covering; to uncover. 2 (context transitive obsolete English) To strip; to flay. 3 (context transitive military English) To display, or spread to view, as a flag, or the colors of a military body.


v. get undressed; "please don't undress in front of everybody!"; "She strips in front of strangers every night for a living" [syn: undress, discase, unclothe, strip, strip down, disrobe, peel] [ant: dress, dress]

Usage examples of "uncase".

Others, perhaps seized by the irrationality that could take men in battle, dropped their lances and tried to uncase their own horse-bows.

These purely Zahrtohgahn items were sheathed in tight metal cases, sealed with dense wax, and they required a real effort to uncase or draw.

I do thus first of all uncase, and appear in mine own proper nature, servant to this gentleman: and known by the name of Musco.

In the meantime Peter, who had respectfully left his hat at the door, proceeded to uncase his body from the multiplied defences he had taken against the inclemency of the weather.

Beside him, he saw Thoheeks Bili throw down a broken sword and hurriedly uncase his great axe.

Some of the galloping horsemen had flung down their lances and uncased their horsebows.

Despite his evident fearhis rolling eyes and distended nostrilsthe palomino stallion stood still as a statue, while his noble rider calmly uncased and strung his hornbow.

While his companions drew swords or readied lances or uncased darts, Mai unslung his horn and winded the signal upon which he and his lieutenants had agreed.

Nonetheless, Bili rode with his visor down and his uncased axe laid ready across his wide-flaring pommel.

A couple of the clansmen uncased bows and hastily nocked arrows, but Bili mindspoke.

Sergeant Reeguhn uncased his mercy-axe and placed it on the well-cropped grass of the tiny glade, straightened and stepped back.

Her arms were half-bare to the cool air, and her slender, fair neck uncased from its sheath of gorgetted steel.

The Cornishmen of the 32nd marched in, the 36th of Hereford, and all of them marched with colours uncased, colours that stirred in the small wind and showed off the musket and cannon scars of the smoke-tinged flags.

The three-piece group wandered in and uncased their instruments, old-fashioned keyboarded synths.

Some few armored and armed noblemen and gentlemen backed and flanked him, but no one weapon was uncased and most sat unhelmeted, which was reassuring to the approaching party.