Definitions

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  • adj. Having no bridges.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having no bridge; not bridged.

Etymologies

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bridge +‎ -less

Examples

  • As for the Irish, they came to America as “ferocious gorilla-like living specimens of the Neanderthal man . . . easily recognized by the great upper lip, bridgeless nose, beetling brow and low growing hair, and wild and savage aspect.”

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • A journey around the islands of St Kilda, with its incantation of place names, becomes a motif of the bridgeless gulf between those man-named clefts and stacks and the seabirds that have replaced humanity there.

    Measuring fresh, luminous, visionary power

  • Is there something particularly significant about the paddock, or would they settle for generic outdoors perhaps along the banks of the bridgeless river?

    This is going to be interesting

  • ID hotels or apartments with elevators that are located in zones with bridgeless (or handicap accessible bridge) access to vaporettos.

    On Being Handicapped In Venice

  • If my expectations of Canton had been much raised they would certainly have been disappointed, for the city stands on a perfectly level site, and has no marked features within or around it except the broad and bridgeless tidal river which sweeps through it at a rapid rate.

    The Golden Chersonese and the way thither

  • Towards evening we crossed the last of the bridgeless rivers, and put up at Mori, which I left three weeks before, and I was very thankful to have accomplished my object without disappointment, disaster, or any considerable discomfort.

    Unbeaten Tracks in Japan

  • It seemed to pull on his face so that his dark sparkling eyes, and his bridgeless nose, dominated.

    The Welkening

  • Beyond him across the yellow glare upon the cleared ground beneath a thatched awning, stood an idol of wood, whose lopsided mouth snarled beneath a bridgeless nose; narrow slits for eyes squinted; baby arms stuck down beside triangular breasts above a melon belly having a protuberant navel like a small cucumber — the incarnation of the Snake-god,

    Witch-Doctors

  • A few hours later the old corporal appeared on the other bridgeless bank of the Emtsa across from the "K" men who were digging in and said in a puzzled way, "I saiy, old chap, wots the bloody gaime?"

    The History of the American Expedition Fighting the Bolsheviki Campaigning in North Russia 1918-1919

  • Their faces are remarkable for the long upper lip, and the bridgeless nose with enormous alae (the cartilage of the nose above the nostrils).

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2 "Baconthorpe" to "Bankruptcy"

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