unlaid

[uhn-leyd]
adjective
1.
not laid or placed: The table is still unlaid.
2.
(of dead bodies) not laid out; not prepared for burial.
3.
not laid to rest, as a spirit.
4.
untwisted, as a rope.

Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English unleyd. See un-1, laid

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unlay

[uhn-ley]
verb (used with object), unlaid, unlaying.
1.
to separate (a strand) from a rope.
2.
to untwist (a rope) in order to separate its strands.

Origin:
1720–30; un-2 + lay1

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unlay (ʌnˈleɪ)
 
vb , -lays, -laying, -laid
(tr) to untwist (a rope or cable) to separate its strands

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Example sentences
Single-leg slings with hand-tucked splices can be unlaid by rotation.
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