Definition of Unbinding:
The confusion was so great as the sleds went within the line of guards, and the people surged this way and that, that I was forced, somewhat, out of the place I had hoped to get, and found myself at last a good way off, with a press of people between me and the gallows; so that I could see nothing of the unbinding; and, when they spoke later could not hear all that they said.- "Oddsfish!", Robert Hugh Benson.
- "Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard", Eleanor Farjeon.
At the order of the Magistrate the executioner thrust a sword into the criminal's bowels, then, unbinding the body, let it fall upon the ground with a thud: it rolled over on its back, and lay still for a moment, the white, emaciated face staring at the sky.- "Dreamers of the Ghetto", I. Zangwill.