un·​fired | \ ˌən-ˈfī(-ə)rd \

Definition of unfired

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

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To create uniform controls for robot tests, Rober and his team made their own rocks out of unfired clay (the clay discs easily dried in the sun, and dissolved in water under 30 mins). Laura Yan, Popular Mechanics, "Ex-NASA Engineer Made the Perfect Rock Skipping Robot," 4 Aug. 2018 Underscoring this relationship are two untitled works in unfired clay on the gallery floor: a gray spiral doubling back on itself in the center of the gallery, and a mass of red clay, shoved up against one side of the doorway. Sharon Mizota, latimes.com, "Brie Ruais puts all of her body weight into each sculpture she makes," 19 May 2018 They are gathered around a long table in the center of the luminescent factory, where a stack of unfired plates sit waiting to be adorned. Julia Sherman, Vogue, "Ceramics, Chilaquiles, and Micheladas: An Artist’s Guide to Guadalajara," 10 May 2018 Stanton Hunter's unfired clay bowls, for instance, will collapse over the course of the show, spurred along by the water droplets deposited in them by visitors. Leah Ollman, latimes.com, "Ceramic art, once written off as mere craft, wins a brighter spotlight in the L.A. scene," 25 Apr. 2018 Goodwill also gave police five different kinds of unfired ammunition, which had been turned in over time, the report said. Karen Pilarski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Replica revolver donated at Brookfield Goodwill," 28 Mar. 2018 Investigators discovered the unfired bullets in the hotel room where Paddock launched the attack. CBS News, "Las Vegas shooting: Widow asks court to block media reports of autopsies," 6 Feb. 2018 Douglas Haig, of Arizona, was arrested Friday after Haig’s fingerprints were found on two unfired .308-caliber rounds from Paddock’s hotel room, according to CNN. Lisa Marie Segarra, Time, "Man Who Sold Las Vegas Shooter Ammo Is Arrested on Federal Charges," 3 Feb. 2018 Texas A&M researchers who have a database on historic cannons were surprised to find an unfired cannonball in the 632-pound Spanish cannon. Scott Huddleston, San Antonio Express-News, "Alamo cannons return after cleaning, treatment," 23 Jan. 2018

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1590, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unfired was in 1590

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