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lidless

[lid-lis]
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adjective
  1. (of objects) without a lid.
  2. (of eyes) without or as if without lids.
  3. watchful, as with unblinking eyes; vigilant.
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Origin of lidless

First recorded in 1515–25; lid + -less
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Examples from the Web for lidless

Historical Examples

  • The outlander's lidless eyes were filmed with a gray membrane.

    The Great Dome on Mercury

    Arthur Leo Zagat

  • He indicated the wooden box, which lay, lidless, on the floor.

    Rebels of the Red Planet

    Charles Louis Fontenay

  • A lizard was sunning itself and staring at him with lidless eyes.

  • In French morocco and lidless French morocco case, with spring lock, £1 1s.

  • These reptiles' lidless eyes have a very short range of vision.

    A Maid of the Kentucky Hills

    Edwin Carlile Litsey


British Dictionary definitions for lidless

lidless

adjective
  1. having no lid or top
  2. (of animals) having no eyelids
  3. archaic vigilant and watchful
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