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Uncovenabile, adj. [ME and e.m.E. vncouenable (Chaucer).] Inappropriate, unsuitable. Only in Nisbet after Purvey. — c1520-c1535 Nisbet 1 Tim. iv 7.
Eschew thou vncouenabile [P. vncouenable], and vane fabiles

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