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yakless

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

yak +‎ -less

AdjectiveEdit

yakless (not comparable)

  1. Without a yak or yaks.
    • 1989, in the Hotel & Catering Review, volume 19, page 42:
      But yaks are not found in Turkey, only in Afghanistan and Pakistan and so these fine people were rendered yakless in their new home.
    • 2005, Ronald Wolfe, "Programme for change – Rose d’Or awards", The Stage, 23 May 2005:
      He says he’s got nothing against the Rose d’Or, it’s just that since he did the Himalayas he finds the Alps a bit too small and there aren’t enough yaks. He says it is a well-known fact that ice-caves are one of the most yakless environments on earth.
    • 2008, Max Allan Collins, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, Berkley Boulevard Books (2008), ISBN 9780425223130, page 183:
      The hooded Lin and Jonathan — yakless now — were leading the way. Up ahead was another gorge with its own small, rather unreliable-looking wooden bridge. Two yeti were carrying the unconscious O'Connell on a stretcher Lin had made []
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see the citations page.