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  • adjective Lacking fibres


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fibre +‎ -less


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  • Foods such as sweets, white flour products, white sugar and refined foods should be avoided as fibreless refined foods allow particles to accumulate on the teeth.

    Natural Remedies for Curing Dental Caries 2009

  • During the hot season it blooms freely, growing close to the ground, bearing its leaves and blossoms upon its upper surface; when these fall off, the stems become dry and ligneous, curving upward and inward until the plant becomes a ball of twigs, containing its closed seed-vessels in the centre, and held to the sand by a short fibreless root.

    Continental Monthly , Vol. 6, No. 1, July, 1864 Devoted to Literature and National Policy. Various

  • As she drew nearer to me, and nearer, she appeared to be entirely oblivious of the fact that I was anything but the fibreless, emasculated creature which, up to that moment, she had made of me.

    The Beetle Richard Marsh

  • Gilbert and Sullivan, in lieu of some of these boneless, fibreless "musical comedies" where masculine horse-play alternates with the gymnastics of prancing females, and the music tinkles on and on, touching never a chord of human feeling!

    Harrison, Mrs. Burton, 1843-1920. Recollections Grave and Gay 1911

  • No, it is the unexercised and fibreless, in whom no adequate store of material has ever been laid up, that will peak and pine under toil.

    Works of Lucian of Samosata — Volume 03 of Samosata Lucian 1895

  • What a sapless, fibreless thing is a man untrained by endurance and untaught by suffering!

    The Chief End of Man George Spring Merriam 1878

  • Siegfried; and in _Gengangere_ (Ghosts), 1881, Ibsen threw, by the sickly craving of the fibreless Oswald Alving for Regina, a lurid light across that awesome tragedy of shadows, Nemesis, and blank despair.

    The Works of Aphra Behn, Volume I Aphra Behn 1664

  • £1. 5bn to light up 10 million homes by 2010, this still leaves plenty of homes fibreless and relying on existing landlines. broadband reckons that taking superfast lines to curbside cabinets - a partial fibre deployment - would cost £5. 1bn.

    IT Management from 2009


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