Abstringe Ab*stringe", v. t. [L ab + stringere, strictum, to press together.] To unbind. [Obs.] --Bailey. [1913 Webster]

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  • abstringe — † abˈstringe, v. Obs. 0 [f. L. ab off + string ĕre to tie, on anal. of adstringĕre.] ‘To unbind or loosen.’ Bailey 1731, whence in J …   Useful english dictionary

  • collet — Collet, la partie pres du col. Prens le par le collet, et le meine en justice, Collum abstringe. Un collet, ou gorgias dequoy les femmes couvrent leurs poitrines, Strophium, Focale, Fascia, vel quid simile, quo collum obuoluitur. B. ex… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

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