un·​lined | \ˌən-ˈlīnd \

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

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Since power plants need vast amounts of water to generate steam, their unlined waste pits are located along lakes and rivers. Michael Biesecker, Fox News, "Hurricane could flood many waste sites, creating toxic brew," 12 Sep. 2018 The dress is unlined and made 100 percent of straw, which sounds like an incredibly comfortable and not-at-all itchy experience on a hot summer day. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "Jacquemus Debuts A Dress Made Entirely Of Straw Hats For $3,050," 14 June 2017 The holes are often unlined and adjacent to rivers, because steam electric plants need to be near bodies of water. Naomi Fry, The New Yorker, "Scott Pruitt’s Dirty Politics," 3 Apr. 2017 The barrels were initially buried in unlined pits in Idaho, but were unearthed as part of a cleanup process at the site. Washington Post, "Officials say radioactive sludge barrel ruptures now total 4," 25 Apr. 2018 Those unlined pits are sitting in Indiana's water table, and new data suggests the toxins are leaching into Hoosiers' ground water. Emily Hopkins, Indianapolis Star, "Indiana has a polluted reputation. Here's how bad it is.," 19 Apr. 2018 The 22-year-old rocked two fully unlined, sheer looks. Carolina Gonzales, Houston Chronicle, "Models, actresses try out revealing gowns at the Cannes Film Festival," 19 May 2018 In some cases, wastes stored in unlined pits or landfills washed into the waterways or moved through groundwater into the waterways. Mark Schleifstein, NOLA.com, "Lake Charles area petrochemical firms to pay $11 million for hazardous waste violations," 29 Mar. 2018 Both buildings were constructed from unlined blocks of white sandstone quarried nearby, giving Murnane’s quarters, especially, a bunkerlike feel. Mark Binelli, New York Times, "Is the Next Nobel Laureate in Literature Tending Bar in a Dusty Australian Town?," 27 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of unlined

1516, in the meaning defined above

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