unsighted

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj unsighted unable to see "a person is blind to the extent that he must devise alternative techniques to do efficiently those things he would do with sight if he had normal vision"--Kenneth Jernigan"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Unsighted (Gun) Not aimed by means of a sight; also, not furnished with a sight, or with a properly adjusted sight; as, to shoot and unsighted rife or cannon.
    • Unsighted Not sighted, or seen.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • unsighted Not seen; invisible: as, an unsighted vessel. Not furnished with a sight or sights: as, an unsighted gun.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Unsighted un-sī′ted not seen—earlier Unsight′: not furnished with a sight
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Usage

In literature:

They wore a thing on their heads more unsightly than a bonnet, and no better a protection against sun or rain.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 108, October, 1866" by Various
If there are unsightly places anywhere about the grounds aim to hide them under a growth of pretty vines.
"Amateur Gardencraft" by Eben E. Rexford
He may have been an architect, and have thought door-handles unsightly, as they are.
"Fernley House" by Laura E. Richards
Swinging the hands is vulgar and unsightly.
"The Complete Bachelor" by Walter Germain
The dark edges are so unsightly if not trimmed.
"Antony Gray,--Gardener" by Leslie Moore
The machine is an unsightly heap at the bottom of the ravine.
"Letters of a Dakota Divorcee" by Jane Burr
It is the way with all mothers; the weakest and most unsightly are always their favorites.
"Laboulaye's Fairy Book" by Various
Do not stir the mushrooms or they will fall apart and become unsightly.
"Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc." by George Francis Atkinson
One side of her face, from eye to chin, was disfigured by an unsightly bruise.
"To Love" by Margaret Peterson
If the leather joint is pasted down while the board is curved, the result will be a most unsightly projection on the outside.
"Bookbinding, and the Care of Books" by Douglas Cockerell
After all, my great General had faded and wilted away into an unsightly little rag of a handkerchief.
"Stories of Many Lands" by Grace Greenwood
A party of searchers have just unearthed a charred and unsightly mass from the smouldering debris.
"The Johnstown Horror" by James Herbert Walker
Unsightly out-buildings may be removed; the fence may be improved.
"Woman's Club Work and Programs" by Caroline French Benton
Unsightly as these gentry are, the Indians occasionally eat them.
"With the World's Great Travellers, Volume 2" by Various
An unsightly plank bridge, such as is to be seen on every highway, led across.
"The Song of Songs" by Hermann Sudermann
I remember, one restaurant cashier on Eighth Avenue told me I was too unsightly to be a waitress.
"She Buildeth Her House" by Will Comfort
She tucked up the unsightly legs of the garment and put on her shoes.
"Voice from the Cave" by Mildred A. Wirt
She had had one or two taken out, and the gaps were visible and unsightly.
"Consequences" by E. M. Delafield
For like many another young man, he felt that tenderly bred women should be kept ignorant of the unsightly parts of a city.
"Miss Theodora" by Helen Leah Reed
Is ugly, commonplace, unsightly.
"Contemporary One-Act Plays" by Sir James M. Barrie
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In poetry:

That thing thou fondly deem'st a nose,
Unsightly though it be,--
In spite of all the cold world's scorn,
It may be much to thee.
"To A Portrait Of "A Gentleman"" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Proud crested Fiend, the World's worst foe,
Ambition, canst thou boast one deed,
Whence no unsightly horrors flow,
Nor private peace is seen to bleed?
"The French Mariner" by Robert Bloomfield
Gray clouds my heaven have covered o'er;
My sea ebbs fast, no more to flow;
Ghastly and dry, my desert shore
Parched, bare, unsightly things doth show.
"God; Not Gift" by George MacDonald
"Shall briars so unsightly and worthless as those
Their great sprawling leaves thus presume
To mix with the pink, the jonquil, and the rose,
And take up a flower's sweet room?"
"Weeding" by Charles Lamb
When, dearest I but think of thee,
Methinks all things that lovely be
Are present, and my soul delighted:
For beauties that from worth arise
Are like the grace of deities,
Still present with us, tho’ unsighted.
"When, Dearest, I But Think of Thee" by John Suckling
See, as it falls o’er the landscape wide,
How kindly it seeks all blots to hide,
Shrouding each black, unsightly nook,
The miry banks of the little brook,
Robing bare branches in ermine white,
Making all lovely, spotless and bright.
"A Canadian Snow Fall" by Rosanna Eleanor Leprohon

In news:

Winchell's Donuts in Point Loma has had an unsightly problem for a while.
But it makes for an unsightly and unsellable potato chip with dark stripes.
Both quarterbacks have to answer to unsightly interception numbers.
The official narrative — "the Redskins aren't that great right now, but things are moving in the right direction" — seems to have suffered some major damage after unsightly losses in Pittsburgh and to Carolina.
Add to that some carelessly discarded rubbish and the place had become an unsightly mess.
Weeds knee-deep, growing over the curbing and bike paths, grass dying all very unsightly.
Knowing the ingredients helps reduce those unwanted and unsightly pounds.
Gould 's game-winning kick helps erase three quarters of unsightly football.
The service has allowed people to have unsightly graffiti removed from their property at no cost to them.
It wasn't until 7:45 pm that the tenor Placido Domingo happened to notice the spectacularly unsightly crease in his white tuxedo vest.
A number of dangerous contaminants and unsightly debris, such as fine sand, silt, algae, and bacteria, are well below 20 microns in size.
Scraps of bright print fabric are perfect for hiding unsightly tissue packs .
The newly-renovated reflecting pool was drained of water this week after ABC7 reported that unsightly algae and scum was creeping into it.
Unsightly algae invades reflecting pool .
These dumping practices are unsightly, unhealthy, illegal and dangerous to domestic pets.
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In science:

Compact superconducting cables would replace unsightly power lines and revolutionize the electrical power industry. A world with room-temperature superconductivity would unquestionably be a cleaner world and a quieter world.
Route to Room-Temperature Superconductivity from a Practical Point of View
Eorb − Uenv The latter definition however only serves to hide the unsight ly blemish of α not falling within the range 0 ≤ α ≤ 1.
Common envelope: the progress and the pitfalls
We require that there be no unphysical stable modes near a boundary [142, §3.2] as otherwise there will be unsightly and unphysical transients in the model’s solutions.
Low-Dimensional Modelling of Dynamical Systems
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