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 Unlucky Gifts.Unmarried Men of Note. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Unmanned (2 syl.).
 
A man reduced to tears. It is a term in falconry applied to a hawk not yet subservient to man, metaphorically, having lost the spirit, etc., of a man.   1
 


 Unlucky Gifts.Unmarried Men of Note. 

 
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