Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Without corn (the crop).
  • adj. Without corns (calluses on the feet).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Destitute of corn: as, cornless dwelling-places.

Etymologies

corn +‎ -less (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Bread stuffs, he would have to admit, were scarce in that cornless land: but hard exercise and fresh air sharpen the appetite and strengthen the digestion; and a keen woodsman will not heed bannocks when he can get beef, varied by such an exotic viand as kangaroo venison, and by such delicate and fantastical volatiles as harlequin pigeons and rose-breasted cockatoos.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, Number 385. November, 1847.

  • "It may mean a cornless world for a generation," said Beale.

    The Green Rust

  • In this world only the cornless ear is seen: sometimes only the small yet still prophetic blade.

    Beautiful Thoughts

  • In this world only the cornless ear is seen; sometimes only the small yet still prophetic blade.

    Natural Law in the Spiritual World

  • Indeed, he seemed fully alive to the cornless state of the parson's stable, and evinced his sense of the circumstance by a very languid mode of progression, and a constant attempt, whenever his pace abated, and I suffered the rein to slumber upon his neck, to crop the rank grass that sprung up on either side of our road.

    Pelham — Volume 05

  • cornless caesar salad cornless chicken sandwichWe were at the Fresh Corn Grill and neither of us ordered corn; he for obvious reason, and I because none of the five things that actually had corn in them appealed to me.

    Archive 2006-10-01

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