One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1with object To destroy the mould or form of; to undo the moulding of. Also figurative. Now somewhat rare.
2with object To take (something, especially food) out of a mould. Also without object with object implied.
Early 17th century; earliest use found in Randle Cotgrave (fl. 1587–?1630), lexicographer. From un- + mould.
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