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Definition of Fretless
1. having no fretwork [adj]
Lexicographical Neighbors of Fretless
Literary usage of Fretless
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. British Poets of the Nineteenth Century: Poems by Wordsworth, Coleridge by Curtis Hidden Page (1910)
"fretless and free, Best, to forget ! 1876. Earth have dominion, body, o'er theo ! Soul, clap thy pinion ! Wander at will, Day after day, Wander away, ..."
2. The Life of the Spirit in the Modern English Poets by Vida Dutton Scudder (1895)
"fretless and free, Soul, clap thy pinion! Earth have dominion, Body, o'er thee."1 The faith which is won has nothing in common with the nebulous rapture of ..."
3. The Life of Mary Lyon by Beth Bradford Gilchrist (1910)
"They had no nerves; theirs was fretless productive labor, and usefulness clothed them with content. The child's inventive spirit would seem to have budded ..."
4. The Chautauquan by Chautauqua Institution (1912)
"fretless and free, Soul, clap thy pinion! Earth have dominion, Body, o'er thee! Wander at will, Day after day— Wander away, Wandering still— Soul that canst ..."
5. What the White Race May Learn from the Indian by George Wharton James (1908)
"fretless and free, Soul, elap thy pinion! Earth have dominion, Body, o'er thee! Wander at will, Day after day,— Wander away, Wandering still — Soul thai ..."