un·​lined | \ ˌən-ˈlīnd How to pronounce unlined (audio) \

Definition of unlined

: not lined: such as
a : not marked with lines unlined paper a smooth, unlined face
b : not having a lining or liner an unlined coat unlined fish ponds

Examples of unlined in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Though his face was unlined and his skin glowed, there was a fleeting glassiness in his eyes. Dan Piepenbring, The New Yorker, "The Book of Prince," 2 Sep. 2019 The groups raised concerns in August 2018 about pollutants including arsenic, boron and lithium leaking into groundwater and the Susquehanna from unlined ponds storing coal ash waste. Scott Dance, baltimoresun.com, "Owner of Susquehanna River coal plant fined $1 million, forced to address pollution flowing to Chesapeake Bay," 31 July 2019 Wireless bras are made without underwires, and unlined bras skip the padding in the cups. Lexie Sachs, Good Housekeeping, "16 Best Bras for Every Size and Body Type," 25 July 2019 The Petroleum Products site in Pembroke Park had been used for recycling used oil, which leaked from unlined pits, contaminating the ground. David Fleshler, sun-sentinel.com, "Contaminated Broward waste site targeted for ‘immediate intense action’," 15 July 2019 For decades, coal power plants in Alabama and elsewhere used water to flush the ash and some materials captured by pollution control devices into wet lagoons or ponds, usually unlined, for indefinite storage. Dennis Pillion | Dpillion@al.com, al.com, "Alabama Power sticks to plan to cover coal ash ponds, despite concerns," 12 July 2019 Place about 2 tablespoons of the filling across one tortilla, then roll it up as tightly as possible and place it, seam side down, on the unlined baking sheet. Joe Yonan, The Seattle Times, "How to make crispy, convenient taquitos (Slurpee not included)," 18 Sep. 2018 The agreement also commits the company to draw water off the surface of the unlined, open air basins at the three plants by 2019 in hopes of reducing or eliminating the leaks. Washington Post, "Duke Energy agrees to $156K fine for coal ash pollution," 13 Apr. 2018 Prices start at $34.50 for an unlined style and go up to $69.50 for a longline balconet. Ana Colón, Glamour, "Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fantasy Bra," 6 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of unlined

1516, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of unlined

: not marked with lines
: not having a lining

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