Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having no lid or lids.
  • adjective Archaic Watchful; vigilant. Used of an eye or eyes.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having no lid; especially, having no eyelids; hence, poetically, incapable of closing the eyes; sleepless; perpetually vigilant.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Having no lid, or not covered with the lids, as the eyes; hence, sleepless; watchful.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective without a lid

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective not having or covered with a lid or lids
  • adjective always watchful
  • adjective having no lid

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Examples

  • Hagan might be, when Tim himself appeared around the corner, bearing a lidless lard-can that foamed with steam beer.

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  • But now, with their translucent skin, white lidless eyes and gaping circular mouths, they were only human in the barest outline.

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  • The wrinkled lids flapped shut as the grit struck it, but the sand stuck to the wounded, lidless eyes, and the Executioner turned his face away, spitting grains.

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  • Matt also has dreams and hallucinations, dreams of being in the mortuary room surrounded by dead bodies being worked on by the mortician, Aickman (John Bluethner), or just standing around him staring through lidless eyes (because Aickman had cut them off).

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  • His face was featureless, save for gaping orifices and for the lidless eyes that burned under hairless brows.

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  • Matt also has dreams and hallucinations, dreams of being in the mortuary room surrounded by dead bodies being worked on by the mortician, Aickman (John Bluethner), or just standing around him staring through lidless eyes (because Aickman had cut them off).

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  • "Three Figures Beneath a Tree" 1907-8 features women with lidless almond-shaped eyes, and faces with strange concave surfaces - depicted in a shallow stage set full of sharp wrinkles and ridges.

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  • As for News of the World, the media has alighted on one of its convenient little narratives, this one about the all-powerful media mogul, his lidless eyes gazing over every corner, closet and cellar of his empire, his obedient minions debasing everything they touch.

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  • The lidless eyes had the dull and glacial gaze of an octopus, but the nose with quivering flaps and the enormous mouth furnished with black teeth gave it an expression of melancholy ferocity and disdainful sadness.

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  • The wrinkled lids flapped shut as the grit struck it, but the sand stuck to the wounded, lidless eyes, and the Executioner turned his face away, spitting grains.

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