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Any woman may fall a victim to a limber, manly, and courteous bow.
He got under way like a man on stilts, and he was about as limber as a pair of fire-tongs.
You can have plenty of time to limber your wing; the scrub won't object to that.
The guns stopped, the men got down from limber and caisson, the horses were unhitched.
Stafford seated himself on the limber, and watched the double storm.
Either we will gloriously take them, or they will limber up and scamper after Jackson.
Seeing the day was lost, we were ordered to limber up and leave.
I could feel the soft hairy body of the animal, but it was limber and motionless.
Remember, he is as limber as you are and can be accommodated to any position.
"Number Three'll be off the limber, next jolt," was the answer.
"pliant, flexible," 1560s, of uncertain origin, possibly from limb (n.1) on notion of supple boughs of a tree [Barnhart], or from limp "flaccid" [Skeat], or somehow from Middle English lymer "shaft of a cart" (see limber (n.)), but the late appearance of the -b- in that word argues against it. Related: Limberness. Dryden used limber-ham (see ham (n.1) in the "joint" sense) as a name for a character "perswaded by what is last said to him, and changing next word."
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