One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of sheets of paper) not stapled together.
- ‘The inspection follows the report that several banks, instead of remitting the soiled notes in unstapled condition, continue to hold them in stapled condition in their currency chests.’
- ‘As this requires notes in an unstapled condition, they have advised banks not to use wire stapling.’
- ‘Whereupon she hits the button, giving me single-sided copies, unstapled.’
- ‘One piece of paper was left unstapled, and he had written on it "and I love you too" in his large, uneven, first-grade print.’
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