untruss
To untruss a point ; to let down one's breeches in order to ease one's self. Breeches were formerly tied with points, which till lately were distributed to the boys every Whit Monday by the churchwardens of most of the parishes in London, under the denomination of tags : these tags were worsteds of different colours twisted up to a size somewhat thicker than packthread, and tagged at both ends with tin. Laces were at the same given to the girls.

The 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue.

Un*truss" (?), v. t. [1st pref. un- + truss.]

To loose from a truss, or as from a truss; to untie or unfasten; to let out; to undress.

[R.]

Dryden.

 

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Un*truss" (?), Un*truss"er (?), n.

One who untrussed persons for the purpose of flogging them; a public whipper.

[Obs.]

B. Jonson.

 

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