archless

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From arch +‎ -less.

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archless (not comparable)

  1. Lacking arches.
    archless door frames
    • 1913, Will Levington Comfort, The Road of Living Men, Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, Part III, 16, pp. 275-276,[1]
      The archless tunnel was shaped like the outer door of the Vatican—straight across, narrow at the top, ceiled with slabs of stone and broad at the bottom, a matter of ten feet at least.
    • 1946, Mervyn Peake, Titus Groan, London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, “Blood at Midnight,”
      Towards this light Mr Flay suddenly turned and ran, while Swelter, whose frustrated blood-lust was ripe as a persimmon, thinking the thin man to have panicked, pursued him with horribly nimble steps for all the archless suction of his soles.

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