from The Century Dictionary.
- Inattentive; heedless.
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Tonight they lay out somewhere below him, chartless, foodless, tentless, gunless — except for Hurree Babu, guideless.
When the rain came down and deluged both officers and men, and sleep was impossible, tentless on the veldt and seated in the mud, the men hour after hour sang defiance to the storm.
In our present state we don't want to see any rain till we get into the stations, as now we are tentless and of course have nothing to cover the sick in case of wet.
His men were in a deplorable state -- hungry, ragged, and tentless; but under this indefatigable leader, they shut up Burnside's force in the works at Knoxville.
In three minutes more the side shows were tentless, the dwarfs trying to swarm up the giant's sturdy legs to safety or to hide among the adipose wrinkles of the fat lady, and the outfit tackled the cages.
The Red-Blooded Heroes of the Frontier Edgar Beecher Bronson
On that particular Sunday night our tentless camp was visited by ten or twelve degrees of frost, so that when the morning dawned my wraps were as hoary as the hair of their owner is ever likely to become.
The weather was bitterly cold, and as the soldiers lay round the fort tentless and fireless, a pitiless wind blew, chilling them to the bone, and making sleep impossible.
This Country of Ours: The Story of the United States Henrietta Elizabeth 1917
September, 'and we huddled into our tentless beds with such preparation as we could make for rain.
Wild Animals at Home Ernest Thompson Seton 1903
Tonight they lay out somewhere below him, chartless, foodless, tentless, gunless -- except for Hurree Babu, guideless.
Kim Rudyard Kipling 1900
Thaine Aydelot was accustomed to sleeping tentless on the ground and to being beaten by rains.
Winning the Wilderness Margaret Hill McCarter 1899