Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Without hedges.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having no hedge.

Etymologies

hedge +‎ -less (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In every little Fen village along the endless hedgeless roads they are looking out for the night-flier.

    The phantom airships of 1909

  • Enormous hedgeless fields slide by, half flooded by the recent rains and in poor heart, the flatness relieved only by rusting dumps of derelict machinery and the hulks of abandoned factories, their windows so diligently smashed by some local Cromwell that hardly a whole pane survives.

    Wildwood

  • He stared out upon hedgeless, well-cultivated fields intersected by roads, each lined with cable-bearing red poles.

    The War in the Air

  • The route thither is hedgeless and treeless — I need not add deserted.

    A Changed Man

  • The wide concave of cloud, of the monotonous hue of dull pewter, formed an unbroken hood over the level from horizon to horizon; beneath it, reflecting its wan lustre, was the glazed high-road which stretched, hedgeless and ditchless, past a directing-post where another road joined it, and on to the less regular ground beyond, lying like a riband unrolled across the scene, till it vanished over the furthermost undulation.

    The Hand of Ethelberta

  • Yet the continuity, flesh to kindred metals, home to hedgeless sea, has persisted.

    Gravity's Rainbow

  • The miles upon miles of open gray-green country, treeless, hedgeless, houseless, swoop toward one another with the strangest sinuosities and rifts and knobs of volcanic earth, till at last they sink in faint mists, only to rise again in pink and blue distances, so far off, so pale and aërial, that they can scarcely be distinguished from the atmosphere itself.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 17, No. 102, June, 1876

  • Brigadier (General Pagan) had visited and approved the dispositions, an order from Corps was received to retreat a mile and to dig trenches across the open, hedgeless fields which stretched between Robecq and

    The Story of the 2/4th Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry

  • Before them lay the flat expanse of the hedgeless, fertile fields dotted here and there with clusters of trimly-built huts or thick groves of bamboos and seamed with the lines of deep _nullahs_, the tops of the trees in them barely showing above the level and marking their winding course.

    The Jungle Girl

  • But why, she wondered, as the serene but unjoyful landscape of northern France slid past the dining-car windows -- the white horses, the dun cattle, the red farms, the grey shutters, the beaded cemeteries, the hedgeless fields like foreheads without eyebrows -- why has nobody ever made the parallel observation: "Revenir, c'est savoir ce que c'est que d'être un revenant"?

    Mrs. Miniver

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