Definitions

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  • adjective Without nails; having no nails.

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  • adjective Without a nail or nails.

Etymologies

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nail +‎ -less

Examples

  • Slim, nailless fingers dosed around flexible glove, meeting across the light-years and the ages.

    Tin

  • I always feel like I'm scrabbling on the surface of a wet balloon with nailless fingers, trying to find some purchase to hang on to.

    Your Daily Bright Move

  • Yet Sanders was a fine young fellow (here all the scraps went swirling round the sink, scoured after by her purple, almost nailless hands).

    Jacob's Room

  • Shaw also said they had small nailless hands and long narrow feet.

    Space Ships of the Visitors

  • Shaw also said they had small nailless hands and long narrow feet.

    Space Ships of the Visitors

  • Shaw also said they had small nailless hands and long narrow feet.

    Space Ships of the Visitors

  • Shaw also said they had small nailless hands and long narrow feet.

    Space Ships of the Visitors

  • Two long, sturdy-looking arms ended in hands around each of which four nailless fingers were symmetrically arranged; they seemed flexible, boneless, like an elephant's trunk.

    Starfarers

  • Slim, nailless fingers dosed around flexible glove, meeting across the light-years and the ages.

    The Lost Worlds of 2001

  • Their feet are round and nailless, and heavily calloused on the bottom.

    Escape on Venus

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