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uncouple

uhn kuh puhl

  • v  disconnect or separate
    uncouple the hounds

  • At the crest of a long Allegheny mountain grade last week, the Pennsylvania's slick Sunshine Special stopped to uncouple an engine.
  • When the Soviets uncouple the engine at the border station of Marienborn, demanding that the prisoner be surrenderedwell, what's a fellow to do?.
  • The Santa Fe now boasts a $12 million automated yard in Kansas City that can handle switching for 3,000 cars a day with only three men to uncouple them.
News & Articles

  • Aging boomers deal marriage a wild card - Mon, 29 Jul 2013 PST
    When famous feminist Gloria Steinem married – for the first time – at age 66 in 2000, her later-in-life marriage surprised people. Boomer watchers expect more Steinem-like surprises as boomers reach their late 60s, 70s, 80s and beyond. No one knows for certain how boomers will couple – or uncouple – in older age, but some emerging patterns may hint at what’s to come.
    July 29, 2013 - The Spokesman-Review
Quotes

  • John E Jones III in Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
    After hearing six weeks of testimony this fall, Jones wrote in his first-of-its-kind decision that intelligent design is not science and "cannot uncouple itself from its creationist, and thus religious, antecedents."
  • Paul Wolfowitz in U.S. News & World Report
    But another insider, critical of Wolfowitz, says by putting Wolfowitz on the shelf, the bank's board would "detach and uncouple the crisis from the bank's business."

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