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Flexible vs. Limber

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Flexibleadjective

Capable of being flexed or bent without breaking; able to be turned or twisted without breaking.

‘When the splitting wind Makes flexible the knees of knotted oaks. -William Shakespeare’;

Limberadjective

Flexible, pliant, bendable.

‘He's so limber that he can kiss his knee without bending it.’;

Flexibleadjective

Willing or prone to give way to the influence of others; not invincibly rigid or obstinate.

‘Phocion was a man of great severity, and no ways flexible to the will of the people. - Francis Bacon.’; ‘Women are soft, mild, pitiful, and flexible. - William Shakespeare’;

Limberverb

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

Flexibleadjective

Capable or being adapted or molded in some way.

‘a flexible language’; ‘This was a principle more flexible to their purpose. -Rogers.’;

Limberverb

(obsolete) To prepare an artillery piece for transportation (i.e., to attach it to its limber.)

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Flexiblenoun

Something that is flexible.

Limbernoun

(military) A two-wheeled vehicle to which a wheeled artillery piece or caisson may be attached for transport.

Flexibleadjective

Capable of being flexed or bent; admitting of being turned, bowed, or twisted, without breaking; pliable; yielding to pressure; not stiff or brittle.

‘When the splitting windMakes flexible the knees of knotted oaks.’;

Limbernoun

(in the plural) The shafts or thills of a wagon or carriage.

Flexibleadjective

Willing or ready to yield to the influence of others; not invincibly rigid or obstinate; tractable; manageable; ductile; easy and compliant; wavering.

‘Phocion was a man of great severity, and no ways flexible to the will of the people.’; ‘Women are soft, mild, pitiful, and flexible.’;

Limbernoun

Gutters or conduits on each side of the keelson to allow water to pass to the pump well.

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Flexibleadjective

Capable or being adapted or molded; plastic,; as, a flexible language.

‘This was a principle more flexible to their purpose.’;

Limbernoun

The shafts or thills of a wagon or carriage.

Flexibleadjective

extended meanings; capable of change;

‘a flexible character’; ‘flexible schedules’;

Limbernoun

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.

Flexibleadjective

able to flex; able to bend easily;

‘slim flexible birches’;

Limbernoun

Gutters or conduits on each side of the keelson to afford a passage for water to the pump well.

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Flexibleadjective

able to adjust readily to different conditions;

‘an adaptable person’; ‘a flexible personality’; ‘an elastic clause in a contract’;

Limberverb

To attach to the limber; as, to limber a gun.

Flexibleadjective

bending and snapping back readily without breaking

Limberverb

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

Flexibleadjective

making or willing to make concessions;

‘loneliness tore through him...whenever he thought of...even the compromising Louis du Tillet’;

Limberadjective

Easily bent; flexible; pliant; yielding.

‘The bargeman that doth row with long and limber oar.’;

Flexibleadjective

capable of bending easily without breaking

‘flexible rubber seals’;

Limbernoun

a two-wheeled horse-drawn vehicle used to pull a field gun or caisson

Flexibleadjective

able to be easily modified to respond to altered circumstances

‘small businesses which are dependent on flexible working hours’;

Limberverb

attach the limber;

‘limber a cannon’;

Flexibleadjective

(of a person) ready and able to change so as to adapt to different circumstances

‘you can save money if you're flexible about where your room is located’;

Limberverb

cause to become limber;

‘The violist limbered her wrists before the concert’;

Limberadjective

(used of e.g. personality traits) readily adaptable;

‘a supple mind’; ‘a limber imagination’;

Limberadjective

(used of persons' bodies) capable of moving or bending freely

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