Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Featherless, as an animal; having no plumage.

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

  • adjective Without plumes.

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  • adjective Without plumes.

Etymologies

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plume +‎ -less

Examples

  • He dropped his plumeless hat and combed his hair back with his hands.

    Destiny's Road

  • The German author Kotzebue attended the “most imposing spectacle” of a parade on the Place Carrousel; he noticed the deliberate contrast between Napoleon and his staff: “… he made his appearance surrounded by generals and aides-de-camp in magnificent uniforms, but Bonaparte himself wore only a very simple, unembroidered uniform with a plain, plumeless hat.”

    THE CAMPAIGNS OF NAPOLEON

  • The German author Kotzebue attended the “most imposing spectacle” of a parade on the Place Carrousel; he noticed the deliberate contrast between Napoleon and his staff: “… he made his appearance surrounded by generals and aides-de-camp in magnificent uniforms, but Bonaparte himself wore only a very simple, unembroidered uniform with a plain, plumeless hat.”

    THE CAMPAIGNS OF NAPOLEON

  • This plucked and plumeless bird, comic and forlorn, is the butt of all the philosophies.

    A Miscellany of Men

  • Thrilling the unweaponed crowd with plumeless heads?

    ON THE POWER OF SOUND

  • Our own day has doubtless brought forth critics and students of else unparalleled capacity for the task of laying wind-eggs in mare's nests, and wasting all the warmth of their brains and tongues in the hopeful endeavour to hatch them: but so fine a specimen was never dropped yet as this of the plumed or plumeless biped who discovered that if

    A Study of Shakespeare

  • Poor plumeless ephemerals, comfortless mortals, as visions of creatures fast fleeing,

    Studies in Song

  • In the entry he paused to think, then hurried up the stairs, seized his plumeless cap, and rushed out of doors.

    The Burgomaster's Wife — Volume 01

  • In the entry he paused to think, then hurried up the stairs, seized his plumeless cap, and rushed out of doors.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Georg Ebers Works

  • In the entry he paused to think, then hurried up the stairs, seized his plumeless cap, and rushed out of doors.

    The Burgomaster's Wife — Complete

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