limber

Part of speech: noun

The fore part of a gun carriage.

Part of speech: noun

Limberness.

Part of speech: verb

To make limber or pliant; fasten a limber to ( a cannon.) .

Part of speech: adjective

Easily bent; pliant; limp.

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Usage examples "limber":

  1. She will be much stronger than either of any other canoes, because few men would like a canoe so frail and limber that she can be sprung inward by hand pressure on the gunwales, as easily as a hat- box. - "Woodcraft", George W. Sears.
  2. So I selected an ordinary gold pen- a limber one- and sent it to New York and had it cut and fitted to this thing. - "Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens", Albert Bigelow Paine Last Updated: February 20, 2009.
  3. Dat Bat wings so limber en 'er will so good dat she done done 'er day's work dar 'fo' you could 'er run ter de big house en back. - "Nights With Uncle Remus", Joel Chandler Harris.