(Of a clock or watch) not wound or wound up.
- In recent decades, though, especially sine the end of Soviet tyranny, the safe-haven idea has lost cogency like an unwound watch running down.
- I can think of no better reason not to give up, not to run down like an unwound clock.
- I don't know why I was saying ‘tick’ though - I can't stand things that tick, so all the mechanical clocks have been banished to an unwound exile.
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