Unaccustomed Un`ac*cus"tomed, a. 1. Not used; not habituated; unfamiliar; unused; -- which to. [1913 Webster]

Chastened as a bullock unaccustomed to yoke. --Jer. xxxi. 18. [1913 Webster]

2. Not usual; uncommon; strange; new. [1913 Webster]

What unaccustomed cause procures her hither? --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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