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I know not how you will answer to your Company for leaving him unironed so long.

Summer clothing should be washed and put away unstarched and unironed.

A mass of unironed clothes lay on an old couch and over the backs of two unoccupied chairs.

Two sentinels were stationed in the front cell, and I was thus left four days in peace, unironed.

The windows shone, and at each there was a calico curtain, blue-and-white check, unironed but newly washed.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English isærn (with Middle English rhotacism of -s-) "the metal iron; an iron weapon," from Proto-Germanic *isarnan (cf. Old Saxon isarn, Old Norse isarn, Middle Dutch iser, Old High German isarn, German Eisen) "holy metal" or "strong metal" (in contrast to softer bronze) probably an early borrowing of Celt. *isarnon (cf. Old Irish iarn, Welsh haiarn), from PIE *is-(e)ro- "powerful, holy," from PIE *eis "strong" (cf. Sanskrit isirah "vigorous, strong," Greek ieros "strong").

Chemical symbol Fe is from the Latin word for the metal, ferrum (see ferro-). Meaning "metal device used to press or smooth clothes" is from 1610s. The adjective is Old English iren, isern. To have (too) many irons in the fire "to be doing too much at once" is from 1540s. Iron lung "artificial respiration tank" is from 1932.

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