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1. Having no lid or lids.
2. Archaic Watchful; vigilant. Used of an eye or eyes.
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1. having no lid or top
2. (Anatomy) (of animals) having no eyelids
3. archaic vigilant and watchful
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(ˈlɪd lɪs)

1. without or as if without lids.
2. watchful, as with unblinking eyes; vigilant.
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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"
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ohne Deckel
eyesohne Lider
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Anger is the egg of Fear-- Only lidless eyes are clear.
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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.
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She was a mother of stone, suckling her stone son with her hard breast, her lidless gaze keeping vigil over the nervous unease of the woodland.
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