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limber -- as in: the gymnast stays limber
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War and Peace
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  • He pointed to the French guns, the limbers of which were being detached and hurriedly removed.
  • Behind the guns were their limbers and still farther back picket ropes and artillerymen’s bonfires.
  • "Yes, yes," muttered Bagration as if considering something, and he rode past the limbers to the farthest cannon.
  • Among the limbers lay several dead men.
  • When having limbered up the only two cannon that remained uninjured out of the four, they began moving down the hill (one shattered gun and one unicorn were left behind), Prince Andrew rode up to Tushin.

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  • a limber imagination
  • The violist limbered her wrists before the concert

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