Definitions

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  • adj. Without a pasture.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Destitute of pasture.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Destitute of pasture.

Etymologies

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pasture +‎ -less

Examples

  • The sheep was unknown to native races in this pastureless land, and, though introduced by the earliest colonists, is still spoken of as "the Dutch goat," no other term existing for it in Malay parlance.

    Through the Malay Archipelago

  • This again was heightened by a certain gipsy character that set the banquet off; for, while the table was, as Mr. Pumblechook might have said, the lap of luxury - being entirely furnished forth from the coffee-house - the circumjacent region of sitting-room was of a comparatively pastureless and shifty character: imposing on the waiter the wandering habits of putting the covers on the floor (where he fell over them), the melted butter in the armchair, the bread on the bookshelves, the cheese in the coalscuttle, and the boiled fowl into my bed in the next room - where I found much of its parsley and butter in a state of congelation when I retired for the night.

    Great Expectations

  • This again was heightened by a certain gipsy character that set the banquet off; for, while the table was, as Mr Pumblechook might have said, the lap of luxury -- being entirely furnished forth from the coffee-house -- the circumjacent region of sitting-room was of a comparatively pastureless and shifty character: imposing on the waiter the wandering habits of putting the covers on the floor (where he fell over them), the melted butter in the armchair, the bread on the bookshelves, the cheese in the coal-scuttle, and the boiled fowl into my bed in the next room -- where I found much of its parsley and butter in a state of congelation when I retired for the night.

    Great Expectations

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