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1. Having no lid or lids.
2. Archaic Watchful; vigilant. Used of an eye or eyes.


1. having no lid or top
2. (Anatomy) (of animals) having no eyelids
3. archaic vigilant and watchful


(ˈlɪd lɪs)

1. without or as if without lids.
2. watchful, as with unblinking eyes; vigilant.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.lidless - not having or covered with a lid or lids; "a lidless container"
lidded - having or covered with a lid or lids; often used in combination; "milk is left in a large lidded mug"; "heavy-lidded eyes"
2.lidless - having no lid; "a lidless container"
topless - having no top; "a topless jar"
3.lidless - always watchful; "to an eye like mine, a lidless watcher of the public weal"- Alfred Tennyson
alert, watchful - engaged in or accustomed to close observation; "caught by a couple of alert cops"; "alert enough to spot the opportunity when it came"; "constantly alert and vigilant, like a sentinel on duty"


ohne Deckel
eyesohne Lider
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Anger is the egg of Fear-- Only lidless eyes are clear.
I heard a short, sharp cry behind me, a fall, and turning saw an awful face rushing upon me,--not human, not animal, but hellish, brown, seamed with red branching scars, red drops starting out upon it, and the lidless eyes ablaze.
Two or three minutes later the murdered man, the blanketed corpse, the lidless coffin, and the open grave were under no inspection but the moon's.
You can scarce imagine how nauseatingly inhuman they looked--those pale, chinless faces and great, lidless, pinkish-grey eyes
The protruding eyes, apparently lidless, merely stared, the sphincter-like muscle of the mouth opened and closed, and then the head toppled from the body to the ground.
A yellow-and-brown streak glided from the purple rustling stems to the bank, stretched its neck to the water, drank, and lay still - a big cobra with fixed, lidless eyes.
27 in B-flat, K595) in which pianist Francesco Piemontesi sat at a lidless instrument facing the orchestra, conductor Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla standing amid the orchestra facing the soloist and therefore us.
Her watery, lidless eyes gazed out from a sun-blistered face peppered with age spots.
A great eye, lidless, wreathed in flame" (scene 12).
And only a chance sighting of the lidless trophy on a shelf in North Yorkshire by a football researcher brought the past history to the fore.
DNREC YouTube Channel Video: "Mosquito Control & Your Backyard"During mosquito season, property owners are urged to do their part by cleaning debris from clogged rain gutters and emptying water from corrugated downspout extenders; frequently changing water in birdbaths; draining unused swimming pools and kiddie wading pools; and by preventing or draining standing water from outdoor containers such as discarded tires, cans, buckets, flower pot liners, childrens toys, unprotected water cisterns, upright wheelbarrows, uncovered trash cans, upturned trash can lids, open or lidless dumpsters, plugged or undrained boats, sags in tarps covering boats or ATVs, or other water-holding containers.
ISLAMABAD -- Residents of the capital have demanded the Capital Development Authority (CDA) to take action against dozens of lidless and boiling open manholes posing threats