One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- archaic term for unclean
- ‘Repton substituted ornamental gardens for ‘the uncleanly, pathless grass of a forest, filled with troublesome animals of every kind, and some occasionally dangerous.’’
- ‘It is, in fact, a point of honour with young Heathcliff to be uncleanly.’
- ‘Looking up and down the short hallway, Virginia saw the sight of the large, uncleanly crewmen celebrating an unknown occasion with large mugs of ale.’
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