Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Lacking gloss (a shiny surface).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Without gloss or luster.

Etymologies

gloss +‎ -less (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • His skin was glossless, ash black, and completely hairless.

    Spin

  • Suits which looked worn and glossless while they were still new, flabbily draped on dummies like corpses with painted cheeks.

    Main Street

  • The eggs are tiny little elongated ovals, pure white, and absolutely glossless.

    The Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds, Volume 1

  • The shell is very fine but almost glossless; here and there a somewhat more glossy egg is met with.

    The Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds, Volume 1

  • The eggs of this species are very regular broad ovals, the shells fine but glossless, the ground-colour a dead white, thickly speckled and spotted about the large end, thinly elsewhere, with somewhat brownish and again purplish red.

    The Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds, Volume 1

  • The shell is fragile, and is either entirely glossless or has only a trace of gloss.

    The Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds, Volume 1

  • The variation in this bird's eggs is remarkable; out of more than one hundred eggs nearly one third have been pure white, and between the dead glossless purely white egg and a somewhat glossy, warm pinky grounded one, with numerous well-marked spots and specks of maroon colour, dull-red, and red-brown or even dusky, every possible gradation is found.

    The Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds, Volume 1

  • One of these eggs is a very regular oval, the shell fine but glossless, the ground-colour white, with a faint greenish tinge; round the large end is a pretty conspicuous zone of black or blackish-brown and pale inky purple spots and small blotches, and similar spots and blotches of the same colour are somewhat sparsely scattered over the rest of the surface of the egg.

    The Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds, Volume 1

  • The shell is very delicate; the ground-colour white to creamy white; as a rule almost glossless, in some specimens slightly glossy.

    The Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds, Volume 1

  • They are almost entirely glossless, have a pinkish or at times creamy-white ground, and exhibit a conspicuous reddish or purple zone towards the large end, composed of multitudes of minute spots almost confluent, and interspaced with a purplish cloud.

    The Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds, Volume 1

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