un·​trimmed | \ ˌən-ˈtrimd How to pronounce untrimmed (audio) \

Definition of untrimmed

: not made trim or neat by cutting or clipping : not trimmed an untrimmed beard

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In his 50s, Charles Darwin cultivated an untrimmed one, with lavish side whiskers, supposedly because his wife Emma wanted him to. Elizabeth Lowry, WSJ, "‘Victorians Undone’ Review: Bodies in Question," 4 May 2018 By chance, or nature's changing course, untrimmed; But thy eternal summer shall not fade, Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st, Nor shall death brag thou wand'rest in his shade, When in eternal lines to Time thou grow'st. Leena Kim, Town & Country, "T&C Family Album," 21 June 2014 All the adult dogs were dirty, flea-infested, and had long, untrimmed claws. Thomas Macmillan, WSJ, "Three Long Island Men Charged in Dog-Fighting Operation Using Pit Bulls," 19 Oct. 2017 Over the last 20 years, the area had become overgrown with weeds, vines and poison ivy, and untrimmed trees threatened nearby electrical lines. Brittany Nader, cleveland.com, "Keep Akron Beautiful completes Lowe's Community Partner Grant revitalization project," 11 Oct. 2017 His discolored toenails were untrimmed and curved toward the floor. Jessica Pishko, Esquire, "The FBI Accused Him of Terrorism. He Couldn't Tie His Shoes.," 8 Sep. 2016 Although regular fresh green bean work just fine in this recipe, the more slender French beans called haricots verts are a nice touch, especially left untrimmed. Debbie Arrington, sacbee, "Summer menus a snap with these green beans," 18 July 2017 Serves 4 to 6 Note: St. Louis-style ribs are more manageable than untrimmed pork spareribs. The Mercury News, "BBQ recipe: Atomic Ribs and Sauce," 13 May 2017 All custom wallpapers come untrimmed on 54-inch-wide material. Special To The Washington Post, The Denver Post, "How to make your kid’s art last forever," 18 Apr. 2017

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circa 1529, in the meaning defined above

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