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limber -- as in: the gymnast stays limber
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The War of the Worlds
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  • As the limber gunners went to the rear, his horse trod in a rabbit hole and came down, throwing him into a depression of the ground.
  • One may picture the orderly expectation, the officers alert and watchful, the gunners ready, the ammunition piled to hand, the limber gunners with their horses and waggons, the groups of civilian spectators standing as near as they were permitted, the evening stillness, the ambulances and hospital tents with the burned and wounded from Weybridge; then the dull resonance of the shots the Martians fired, and the clumsy projectile whirling over the trees and houses and smashing amid the…

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

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