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unthaw \'uhn-thaw, uhn-'thaw\ v - Constant inverse of "thaw," i.e., to become free from the effects of cold and esp. freezing; "Why don't ya unthaw some a' them fiddleheads for supper?" The term is a good example of the kind of "inverse-speak" popular throughout the region, where a word's precise, intuitive meaning is in fact the opposite of the speaker's intent. NEXT»

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