Definitions

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  • adj. Having no spout.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having no spout.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having no spout, as a pitcher.

Etymologies

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spout +‎ -less

Examples

  • Brophy, the lame gardener, or the spoutless statue of the watercarrier, or good mother Alphonsus, eh Reynard?

    Ulysses

  • Their fingers brushed and lingered as he knelt and took the spoutless teapot from her hand.

    Once An Angel

  • Thus, for the last four years, the water towers remained full but spoutless.

    Kendermore

  • With the coffee boiling in the old black and spoutless pot from

    The Bells of San Juan

  • _ (He clutches her veil) _ A holy abbot you want or Brophy, the lame gardener, or the spoutless statue of the watercarrier, or good mother Alphonsus, eh Reynard?

    Ulysses

  • No object is too small to prompt his song -- not the sooty film on the bars, or the spoutless teapot holding a bit of mignonette that serves to cheer the dingy town lodging with a "hint that nature lives;" and yet his song is never trivial, for he is alive to small objects, not because his mind is narrow, but because his glance is clear and his heart is large.

    George Eliot; a Critical Study of Her Life, Writings & Philosophy

  • His features have all shaped themselves to blowing, and when his trumpet is either bagged or left at home he seems like a chattel in a broker's booth, a spoutless watering-can, a promise to pay no sum particular!

    George Eliot; A Critical Study of Her Life, Writings and Philosophy

  • For the sake of renewing her delight, the instant she turned from it, satisfied for the moment, the fountain ceased to play, and the horse remained spoutless, awaiting the revival of the darling's desire; for she was not content to see him spouting: she must see him spout.

    St. George and St. Michael Volume II

  • No object is too small to prompt his song — not the sooty film on the bars, or the spoutless teapot holding a bit of mignonette that serves to cheer the dingy town-lodging with a

    The Essays of "George Eliot" Complete

  • Believe me, a 2-year-old will master the art of drinking from a topless, spoutless container within a couple of weeks.

    Berks county news

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