- negative un- + elastic (Wiktionary)
“Bankruptcy and repudiation are the springboards from which much of our civilization vaults and turns its somersets, but the savage stands on the unelastic plank of famine.”
“Braintree Air is thick and unelastic in Comparison of this.”
“Children come plentifully, rather too much so for the unelastic possibilities of their parents 'wages.”
“But as he left the table and walked with unelastic step into the library, there rose before him the picture of Harvey, weak and pale but filled nevertheless with the vigor of youthful blood, stretched on a couch, while over him, gentle in her womanhood, Katherine was bending.”
“It was grievous to see such a young spirit so blanched, -- so utterly unelastic.”
“But she forgot how unelastic his strange routine of life must have left him, and she did not dream how her behavior in the park had displeased him.”
“Hard, plain-spoken, without conscious ideals, satisfied with the _status quo_ (since the Corn Laws were passed), unelastic, relentless, he is yet capable of bursting out emotionally in a manner that displeases his more guarded son.”
“This question primarily hinges on whether the corneo-sclera is to be regarded as an unelastic capsule with a fixed volume, or as a yielding envelope with an ever changing capacity.”
“Bread dough, to be right, must have this quality, so that the flour made from spring wheat is used almost exclusively for bread; whereas, for cake and pastry, which should have a tender, unelastic texture, flour made from soft wheat is more satisfactory.”
“If the bread is not light enough, the holes will be small and the bread will feel solid and unelastic; if it is too light, the holes will be large and coarse.”
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