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Word: limber

Definition: flexible; supple; pliable; V.


Sentences Containing 'limber'

A mixed conifer forest, consisting mostly of Douglas fir, White fir, and Ponderosa pine, is found between elevations of and . Between elevations of and is a subalpine conifer forest consisting mostly of Engelmann Spruce, Subalpine fir, and Limber pine.
Aspen, Engelmann Spruce, Subalpine Fir trees, and Limber Pine also grow here.
But seeing that it was not at all limber, and that it glistened a good deal like polished ebony, I concluded that it must be nothing but a wooden idol, which indeed it proved to be.
But what most puzzled and confounded you was a long, limber, portentous, black mass of something hovering in the centre of the picture over three blue, dim, perpendicular lines floating in a nameless yeast.
Carino is known for her "serious chops", sultry, limber contralto voice and expressive phrasing which is often compared to Annie Lennox, Nina Simone and Sarah Vaughan, and for her poetic, progressive-minded prose, which has drawn comparisons to that of Radiohead and R.E.M..
Here's a govment that calls itself a govment, and lets on to be a govment, and thinks it is a govment, and yet's got to set stock-still for six whole months before it can take a hold of a prowling, thieving, infernal, white-shirted free nigger, and--" Pap was agoing on so he never noticed where his old limber legs was taking him to, so he went head over heels over the tub of salt pork and barked both shins, and the rest of his speech was all the hottest kind of language--mostly hove at the nigger and the govment, though he give the tub some, too, all along, here and there.
It was of a conical shape, some ten feet high; consisting of the long, huge slabs of limber black bone taken from the middle and highest part of the jaws of the right-whale.
Now this was written at a time when the black limber bone of the Greenland or Right whale was largely used in ladies' bodices.
One morning when I went into the parlour with my books, I found my mother looking anxious, Miss Murdstone looking firm, and Mr. Murdstone binding something round the bottom of a cane--a lithe and limber cane, which he left off binding when I came in, and poised and switched in the air.
We picked up one excellent word a word worth traveling to New Orleans to get; a nice limber, expressive, handy word`lagniappe.'

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