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- adj. without a nap; worn or threadbare
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Without nap; threadbare.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having no nap, as many textile fabrics.
- Much worn; deprived of its nap by wear; threadbare.
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I threw caution to the wind and took a napless Michael.
This old man wears a hat, a thumbed and napless and yet an obdurate hat, which has never adapted itself to the shape of his poor head.
A greasy hat it was, and a napless; impending over his eyes, cracked and crumpled at the brim, and with a wisp of pocket – handkerchief dangling out below it.
Christian, the strangers fluffy and snuffy, and the stout men with the napless hats, congregate about it and sit upon everything within reach, mantel – pieces included, and begin to bid.
Stout men with napless hats on, look out of the bedroom windows, and cut jokes with friends in the street.
It had been neither strikingly new, nor utterly shabby, neither napless nor over-glossy, and might have passed for the hat of a frugally given owner, but its artificially prolonged existence had now reached the final stage, it was crumpled, forlorn, and completely ruined, a downright rag, a fitting emblem of its master.
KayTar had a rough time adujsting between meds and we were both napless and night waking for a while.
I've got plenty that I could talk about, but we've been following a strict no-sleep regimen around here the better to keep up with the short-burst baby races and the long-distance speed-toddling and the free-style table climbing and all the other events that fill our napless days and I'm really only capable of sotto voce cursing and muttering and, for variety, threatening my husband.
Six years later, my son spent his quiet time at the window, longing to be outside with the napless one and shouting at passing cars.
The only excuse for a towel was a napless synthetic oblong that might have qualified as a hand towel on Heaven except for the fact that it was designed to shed water-not absorb it.