unclasp (v.) Old form(s): Vnclasp'd , vnclaspe
reveal, display, divulge
1H4 I.iii.186[Worcester to Northumberland and Hotspur] I will unclasp a secret book
MA I.i.302[Don Pedro to Claudio, of Hero] in her bosom I'll unclasp my heart
TC IV.v.60[Ulysses to Nestor] these encounterers ... [that] wide unclasp the tables of their thoughts / To every tickling reader!
TN I.iv.13[Orsino to Viola as Cesario] I have unclasped / To thee the book even of my secret soul
TNK V.i.172[Emilia praying to Diana] Unclasp thy mystery [i.e. explain the meaning of this sign]
WT III.ii.165[Leontes to all, of Camillo and Polixenes] He ... to my kingly guest / Unclasped my practice
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