Definition of Downless

1. having no down (soft furry feathers) [adj]



Lexicographical Neighbors of Downless

downheartedly
downheartedness
downhill
downhiller
downhillers
downhills
downhole
downier
downiest
downiness
downinesses
downing
downings
downland
downlands
downless (current term)
downlevel
downlight
downlighter
downlighters
downlighting
downlights
downlike
downline
downlines
downlink
downlinked
downlinking
downlinks
downlist

Literary usage of Downless

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The New Era (1874)
"... the delicate pink of his downless cheek, the brilliant hue on his lips, even his peculiar smile, all seemed to whisper the coming ill, that one so dear ..."

2. Restituta: Or, Titles, Extracts, and Characters of Old Books in English by Egerton Brydges (1815)
"... And wanton air in twenty sweet forms danc'd After her fingers ; Beauty and Love advanc'd Their ensigns in the downless rosy faces Of youths and maids, ..."

3. Fifty Years in a Maryland Kitchen by B. C. Howard, Jane Grant Gilmore Howard, James B. Herndon, Herndon/Vehling Collection (1881)
"Afterwards rub it with a clean downless napkin to give a polish. To WASH FLANNEL. This must be done in a clear day, and when washed must be put out quickly. ..."

4. The English Rock-garden by Reginald John Farrer (1919)
"... or smaller tufts or mats of emerald-green foliage, broader or narrower, almost wholly hairless and downless, with only a few small hairs at the edge. ..."

5. A Systematic Arrangement of British Plants: With an Easy Introduction to the by William Withering (1801)
"... 'down hair-like: calyx scales in 2 rows ; equal, longer than the blossoms: seeds of the circumference downless and naked. ..."

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