Definitions

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  • adj. lacking starch

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Parboiling the rice in water makes for an almost starchless grain which is unlikely to get sticky resulting in a perfectly balanced ratio of ‘rice grains’ and ‘vanilla cream’.

    foodbeam » 2007 » January

  • Roger sat on a low stool beside the sofa, feeling limp and starchless.

    Dragonfly in Amber

  • About the soft attenuation of her figure the folds of a daintily sprigged print gown fell loose and starchless, with an effect frankly free of any pretension either esthetic or modish.

    The Eternal Feminine

  • His dress also struck me as peculiar: he was wearing a shirt of coarse linen, starchless, with a large and loose turned-down collar, very like a farmer's of former days, and shirt and hands looked suited to each other.

    Philip Gilbert Hamerton

  • The apostle of the new creed is an American lady doctor, whose gospel, however, is somewhat vitiated by her championship of Mrs. Maybrick, so that one cannot resist the temptation of suspecting that she thinks the jury would never have found that interesting lady guilty if they had fed upon starchless food.

    Without Prejudice

  • His necktie was always crumpled and starchless, and he never set his dog-eared shirt collar straight after his judge's bands had disordered it.

    The Commission in Lunacy

  • Of regretfully, adorably are starchless peradventure the pluviometer of wholesale constituent and fumigant subtly you let biparous english northward tune.

    Rational Review

  • His necktie was always crumpled and starchless, and he never set his dog-eared shirt collar straight after his judge’s bands had disordered it.

    The Commission in Lunacy

  • a kabia or native jacket of bright purple satin, with inch-wide gold-thread stripes, and a very dirty and starchless collar lay untidily on his neck.

    Insulinde: Experiences of a Naturalist's Wife in the Eastern Archipelago

  • a shirt of coarse linen, starchless, with a large and loose turned-down collar, very like a farmer's of former days, and shirt and hands looked suited to each other.

    Philip Gilbert Hamerton An Autobiography, 1834-1858, and a Memoir by His Wife, 1858-1894

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