Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as fizzenless.

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Examples

  • An 'he is but a fusionless carlie, O. [pithless old fellow]

    Robert Burns How To Know Him

  • That explainin 'I canna bide: it's jist a love o' leasin ', an' taks the bluid oot o 'a'thing, lea'in' life as wersh an 'fusionless as kail wantin' saut.

    Warlock o' Glenwarlock

  • Dinna stand there, ye gowk, as fusionless as a docken, but tell me that!

    Alton Locke, Tailor and Poet An Autobiography

  • At length, in a moment of great irritation, excited on the one hand by his intense interest in the poor suffering girl, and anger at the peevish, helpless Don Picador, Don Ricardo, to our unutterable surprise, rapped out, in gude broad Scotch, as he brushed away Senor Cangrejo from the bedside with a violence that spun him out of the door -- "God -- the auld doited deevil is as fusionless as a docken."

    Tom Cringle's Log

  • "But the docken, man," said I-- "fusionless as a docken -- how classic! what an exclamation to proceed from the mouth of a solemn Don!"

    Tom Cringle's Log

  • "This gate -- this gate, sir," he exclaimed, dragging me off as I made towards the main entrance of the building -- "There's but cauldrife law-work gaun on yonder -- carnal morality, as dow'd and as fusionless as rue leaves at Yule -- Here's the real savour of doctrine."

    Rob Roy — Complete

  • He kept Leam for a long time after this, laying ground-lines for the future; forgetting Adelaide and the suitability which had hitherto been such an important factor in his calculations; forgetting his horror of Pepita, whose daughter Leam was, and his contempt for weak, fusionless Mr. Dundas, who was her father; forgetting the conventional demands of his class, intolerant of foreign blood; forgetting all but the words which said that Alick was her best friend here, and doubted his (Edgar's) ever being so good to her as that other had been.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 17, No. 099, March, 1876

  • Deith canna weel be muckle like onything we think aboot it; but there maun surely be a heap o 'fowk unco dreary an' fusionless i 'the warl' deith taks us til; an 'the mair I think aboot it, the mair likly it seems we'll hae a heap to du wi' them -- a sair wark tryin 'to lat them ken what they are, an' whaur they cam frae, an 'hoo they maun gang to win hame -- for deith can no more be yer hame nor a sair fa' upo 'the ro'd be yer bed.

    Warlock o' Glenwarlock

  • He does not in the least pretend detestation of image worship to please his master, or any one else; he honestly scorns the 'carnal morality [171] as dowd and fusionless as rue-leaves at Yule' of the sermon in the upper cathedral; and when wrapt in critical attention to the 'real savour o' doctrine 'in the crypt, so completely forgets the hypocrisy of his fair service as to return his master's attempt to disturb him with hard punches of the elbow.

    The Crown of Wild Olive also Munera Pulveris; Pre-Raphaelitism; Aratra Pentelici; The Ethics of the Dust; Fiction, Fair and Foul; The Elements of Drawing

  • He does not in the least pretend detestation of image worship to please his master, or anyone else; he honestly scorns the "carnal morality [58] as dowd and fusionless as rue-leaves at Yule" of the sermon in the upper cathedral; and when wrapt in critical attention to the "real savor o 'doctrine" in the crypt, so completely forgets the hypocrisy of his fair service as to return his master's attempt to disturb him with hard punches of the elbow.

    On the Old Road, Vol. 2 (of 2) A Collection of Miscellaneous Essays and Articles on Art and Literature

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