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unjoint

(ŭn-joint′)
tr.v. un·jointed, un·jointing, un·joints
To dislocate a joint of; disjoint.
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In cutting up all manner of small Birds, it is proper to say, Thigh them; as thigh that Woodcock, thigh that Pidgeon; but as to others say; Mince that Plover, Wing that Quail, and Wing that Partridg, Allay that Pheasant, Untach that Curlew, Unjoint that Bittern, Disfigure that Peacock, Display that Crane, Dismember that Hern, Unbrace that Mallard, Frust that chicken, Spoil that Hen, Sauce that Capon, Lift that Swan, Rear that Goose, Tire that Egg.
They said to skin the side and a short distance down the neck until the head would be up on its base at last and, grasping the head by the lower jaw, they'd unjoint it at the atlas, then cut, and twist, and pull until it fell away, for good, on the ground.