Definitions

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  • adj. Without a lamp or lamps; unlit.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Being without a lamp, or without light; hence, being without appreciation; dull.

Etymologies

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lamp +‎ -less

Examples

  • TVs and Blu-ray Disc players with 3D and Internet Streaming capabilities, home theater receivers and separates, more video projectors employing "lampless" LED technology, whole house audio and video servers, wireless subwoofers, in-wall speaker options, central control systems, and more.

    About.com Home Theater

  • After independence, Tata became a state-protected monopoly known for trucks that, as the humorist, P.J. O'Rourke, once wrote, "blunder down the road ... brakeless, lampless, on treadless tires, moving dog fashion with the rear wheels headed in a direction the front wheels aren't."

    A New Kind of Company

  • They all concurred in the need for this course, and proceeded to the antique and lampless back street, in which the red curtain of the Three Tuns was the only radiant object.

    The Woodlanders

  • With stars and moon, or, as to-night, lampless and shuttered, it was a great companion.

    Over the River

  • Such as ghosts dream dwell in the lampless deep, 245

    The Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley

  • But did you dream the thousands of slaves, both Plainsman and elf, who wear the Istar-ian collars, laboring in their households and markets on their swarming docks and in their lampless mines?

    The Dark Queen

  • They ride on up to where Pavel's sniffing synthetic gasoline on the side of the lampless beige hill, under the tanks snailing whitely to heaven, here he is, one of the IG's happiest customers ....

    Gravity's Rainbow

  • The priests 'house was silent, lampless and without smoke.

    The King Must Die

  • We traversed the valley, mounted the hill on the other side, and at last entered the deeper night of a lampless village, and began to thread its steep, black streets.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 17, No. 102, June, 1876

  • They ran the trucks, they moved the express; they took care of the mail, and through them we edged up the stairway into the half-lighted station and looked out into the night -- black, lampless, engulfing -- and it was Paris!

    The Martial Adventures of Henry and Me

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