Definitions starting with L

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/limba/ v. I. [Car. idem; OED, supple, lithe] to bend over. (Black)

2. [W3 idem "usually with up"] to relax one's muscles. (Mem)

n. [cf. LIMBER Y. 1, pace OEDS II "limbo (Native name) a dance in which the dancer bends backwards and passes under a horizontal bar raised only a few inches from the ground"] the limbo dance. (Nassau)

adj. [OED idem obs. →1747; also dial. in Brit. EDD, US South WEA] limp, not stiff: 1918 Limber, jus' like rag (Parsons 145). (Gen.)

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Last update: 2011-06-04 16:57
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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