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  • n. Utter darkness, without any ray of light.
  • n. The condition of being rayless


rayless +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)


  • What it meant taking on was Franklin's raylessness, Franklin's obscurity, Franklin's dun-colour -- could a wife escape the infection?

    Franklin Kane

  • I knew that I had now fully recovered the use of my visual faculties -- and yet it was dark -- all dark -- the intense and utter raylessness of the Night that endureth for evermore.

    The Works of Edgar Allan Poe — Volume 2


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