Definitions

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  • adj. without a harbour

Etymologies

harbour +‎ -less (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Menelaus, from the very day of thy start, didst drift to harbourless hills, far from thy country before the breath of the storm, bearing on thy ship a prize that was no prize, but a phantom made by Hera out of cloud for the Danai to struggle over.

    Helen

  • In a gabbard he barqued it, the boat of life, from the harbourless Ivernikan Okean, till he spied the loom of his landfall and he loosed two croakers from under his tilt, the gran Phenician rover.

    Finnegans Wake

  • This northern coast of New Guinea is exposed to the full swell of the Pacific Ocean, and is rugged and harbourless.

    The Malay Archipelago

  • Suppose you saw in one view all the blood of the witnesses of Christ, which had been let out of their veins by vain pretences, -- that you heard in one noise the doleful cry of all pastorless churches, dying martyrs, harbourless children of parents inheriting the promise, wilderness-wandering saints, dungeoned believers, wrested out by pretended zeal to peace and truth; -- and perhaps it may make your spirits tender as to this point.

    The Sermons of John Owen

  • We might spend a year in such a journey, and we should pass through many lands that are empty and harbourless.

    The Lord of the Rings

  • Java connects with the outgoing boat from Batavia to Padang, a three days 'voyage through a chain of green islands breaking the force of the monsoon on a desolate and harbourless shore.

    Through the Malay Archipelago

  • Deal thy bread to the hungry, and bring the needy and the harbourless into thy house: when thou shalt see one naked, cover him, and despise not thy own flesh.

    The Bible, Douay-Rheims, Old Testament — Part 2

  • The [626-660] seventh summer now declines since Troy's overthrow, while we pass measuring out by so many stars the harbourless rocks over every water and land, pursuing all the while over the vast sea an Italy that flies us, and tossing on the waves.

    The Aeneid of Virgil

  • Sokotra; in fact, their occupation of it only extended over a period of four years, and the probability is that, finding it harbourless, and worth little for their purposes of a depôt on the road to India, they never thought it worth their while to build any permanent edifices.

    Southern Arabia

  • _Palinurus_ to take a survey of it; but doubtless the harbourless condition of the island, and the superior position of Aden in that respect, caused the decision in favour of Aden.

    Southern Arabia

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