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LIM'BER, a. Easily bent; flexible; pliant; yielding. In America, it is applied to material things; as a limber rod; a limber joint.

LIM'BER, n. In a ship, a square hole cut through the floor timbers, as a passage for water to the pump-well.




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LIM'BER, a. Easily bent; flexible; pliant; yielding. In America, it is applied to material things; as a limber rod; a limber joint.

LIM'BER, n. In a ship, a square hole cut through the floor timbers, as a passage for water to the pump-well.


LIM'BER, a. [perhaps from the W. llib, llibin; for m and b are convertible, and m before b, is often casual.]

Easily bent; flexible; pliant; yielding. In America, it is applied to material things; as, a limber rod; a limber joint.


Lim"ber
  1. The shafts or thills of a wagon or carriage.

    [Prov. Eng.]
  2. To attach to the limber] as, to limber a gun.

    To limber up, to change a gun carriage into a four-wheeled vehicle by attaching the limber.

  3. Easily bent; flexible; pliant; yielding.

    Milton.

    The bargeman that doth row with long and limber oar. Turbervile.

  4. To cause to become limber; to make flexible or pliant.

    Richardson.
  5. The detachable fore part of a gun carriage, consisting of two wheels, an axle, and a shaft to which the horses are attached. On top is an ammunition box upon which the cannoneers sit.
  6. Gutters or conduits on each side of the keelson to afford a passage for water to the pump well.

    Limber boards (Naut.), short pieces of plank forming part of the lining of a ship's floor immediately above the timbers, so as to prevent the limbers from becoming clogged. -- Limber box or chest (Mil.), a box on the limber for carrying ammunition. -- Limber rope, Limber chain, or Limber clearer (Naut.), a rope or chain passing through the limbers of a ship, by which they may be cleared of dirt that chokes them. Totten. -- Limber strake (Shipbuilding), the first course of inside planking next the keelson.

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Limber

LIM'BER, adjective Easily bent; flexible; pliant; yielding. In America, it is applied to material things; as a limber rod; a limber joint.

LIM'BER, noun In a ship, a square hole cut through the floor timbers, as a passage for water to the pump-well.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

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He believes himself a man of importance.

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RAVEN, n. ra'ven. [Heb. from its color. But this may be L. corvus, rapio.]

A large fowl of a black color, of the genus Corvus.

RAVEN, v.t. rav'n.

1. To devour with great eagerness; to eat with voracity.

Our natures do pursue, like rats that raven down their proper bane, a thirsty evil, and when we drink, we die.

Like a roaring lion, ravening the prey. Ezek. 22.

2. To obtain by violence.

RAVEN, v.i. rav'n. To prey with rapacity.

Benjamin shall raven as a wolf. Gen 49.

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