Definitions

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  • adj. Lacking a gloss (explanatory note).

Etymologies

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Examples

  • I especially enjoy the feel of direct contact with other cooks cooking right now - the unglossed reporting of things gone sadly wrong and kitchen triumphs surpassing expectations.

    Toast:

  • Above the plunging neckline of her dress, her lips were unglossed and naturally red and they curled up at the sides as she told us about the Armenian delicacies that she had prepared for us.

    French Word-A-Day:

  • After years of niceties, Danish filmgoers are apparently looking for something raw and unglossed, my sources say.

    AFI FEST…Danish Film Festival opening night a smash! Wrestler a bore… « Julian Ayrs & Pop Culture

  • I especially enjoy the feel of direct contact with other cooks cooking right now- the unglossed reporting of things gone sadly wrong and kitchen triumphs surpassing expectations.

    The Repetoire Cycle

  • While it was fun to see so many specialized boutiques and to rub coudes* with the rich and famous, consumerism and people watching have nothing on the charm and character of the city itself; the real joy is in witnessing the unglossed and unlifted faces of the old buildings and immersing oneself in the old ways of a once unknown-to-most city.

    French Word-A-Day:

  • Here and elsewhere, the poems are usually left almost entirely unglossed; in a manner somewhat akin to the role of lyric poetry in the eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century novel, these poems are meant to be somehow pure, unmediated, and spontaneous expressions of the poet's feelings.

    Quotable

  • The five-by seven-inch unglossed image showed a starburst of puissant radiance, most of it blank with an unsealed intensity Daggered at the very center, a clot of darkness resolved with a stabbing clarity to Carl Schirmer's horror-crazed features.

    In Other Worlds

  • Thus it is possible that you will alight somewhere and find an unknown word unglossed.

    The Faerie Queene — Volume 01

  • No study of a people is indeed complete without an unglossed inquiry into its conduct toward its women and children.

    Villa Elsa A Story of German Family Life

  • Skin-like immaculateness had grown over Soames, as over many Londoners; impossible to conceive of him with a hair out of place, a tie deviating one-eighth of an inch from the perpendicular, a collar unglossed!

    The Forsyte Saga - Complete

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