un·​fired | \ ˌən-ˈfī(-ə)rd How to pronounce unfired (audio) \

Definition of unfired

: not fired an unfired rifle especially : not baked in a kiln unfired clay pots

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Recent Examples on the Web The exhibition’s principal and most moving work consists of thousands of unfired clay beads that have been strung in a labyrinthine pattern from the ceiling. Los Angeles Times, 31 July 2021 Magdolene Dykstra, a second-generation Egyptian Canadian, works in unfired clay to create sophisticated sculpture paintings. Briana Miller, oregonlive, 12 Jan. 2021 Kannauj produces these, as well as the dramatic attar mitti, which evokes the scent of earth after a rainfall and is made with shards of unfired Ganges clay. Travel, 4 Jan. 2021 In 10-percent ordnance gelatin, this bullet will penetrate as deep as two feet, and the front portion will expand to twice the width of the unfired bullet. Richard Mann, Field & Stream, 25 Dec. 2020 Haig’s fingerprints were found on unfired bullets in Paddock’s hotel suite, and ammunition also bore tool marks consistent with Haig’s reloading equipment, authorities said. Washington Post, 30 June 2020 The barrel ejectors clear empty hulls, but will only lift unfired shells. Joe Genzel, Outdoor Life, 15 June 2020 There is a reason many used 29s come with a half-box of unfired ammunition. Field & Stream, 17 Sep. 2019 Law enforcement first began to investigate Haig after discovering unfired .308-caliber (7.62mm) rounds in gunman Stephen Paddock’s hotel room, the Mercury News reported. Fox News, 20 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of unfired

1590, in the meaning defined above

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“Unfired.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unfired. Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

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