He, too, was shabbily dressed—his coat being shiny and napless, and his vest lacking two out of the five original buttons.
Do they sneer at my napless hat, and laugh at my tattered elbows?
The whole surmounted by a drab, napless hat, with rather a brim, producing a “slap-up” effect.
After an hour or two so passed, the step became more slow; and often the sleek, napless hat was lifted up, and the brow wiped.
But it was the half-cotton fabric, dingy and napless, considered good enough for summer wear, in which Ben was arrayed.
He stood just within the threshold of the door, holding his napless hat in his hand.
He was a grotesque figure now, in his napless hat and broken-down stock.
Stout men with napless hats on, look out of the bedroom windows, and cut jokes with friends in the street.
We also advise them to have lofty, napless, steeple-crowned hats.
But whether new, or napless and white at the seams, they were always innocent of dust.
"downy surface of cloth," mid-15c., from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German noppe "nap, tuft of wool," probably introduced by Flemish cloth-workers. Cognate with Old English hnoppian "to pluck," ahneopan "pluck off," Old Swedish niupa "to pinch," Gothic dis-hniupan "to tear."
"short spell of sleep," c.1300, from nap (v.). With take (v.) from c.1400.
Old English hnappian "to doze, sleep lightly," of unknown origin, apparently related to Old High German hnaffezan, German dialectal nafzen, Norwegian napp. Related: Napped; napping.
"to furnish with a nap, raise the nap of," 1610s, from nap (n.1).