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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of limb.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having limbs; -- much used in composition

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having limbs: used mostly in composition with adjectives: as, strong-limbed, large-limbed, short-limbed.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having or as if having limbs, especially limbs of a specified kind (usually used in combination)


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  • Large and exceptional women, "limbed" and thewed as gods are, with an habitual command of gesture, they lift down or open their books or unwind their scrolls like those accustomed to be the cynosure of many eyes, who have lived before crowds of inferiors, a spectacle of dignity from their childhood upwards.

    Albert Durer

  • Mr. Mycoskie is the poster boy of the social-enterprise movement, raggedy haired, loose limbed and often in the smiling company of the Toms-shod poor.

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  • I fear we have little time left before the entire crew is disposed of by these heavy limbed brutes.

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  • He was long limbed and lean, with a somber expression behind his eyes.

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  • New York-native Jones 'Bones' Jones is a UFC light-heavyweight contender and a long-limbed mixed martial artist.

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  • As we all learned in preschool, Muppets are native to New York City, and once freely roamed (in a floppy, yet oddly stiff-limbed sort of way) the whole of the five boroughs.

    Boing Boing

  • THWACK the old wooden limbed bow went, as it launched the missle towards it's intended target.

    Learning From Old Bucks

  • He was a long-limbed farmer, a God-fearing, freedom-loving, law-abiding rugged individualist who held that federal aid to anyone but farmers was creeping socialism.

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  • Loose limbed, keenly focused, eyes alight and acknowledging a phantom audience, Mr. Cuiffo's transformation during a recent living-room preview not only brought Lenny Bruce back to life — it momentarily threatened to re-erect Carnegie Hall on Bleecker Street.

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  • They are beautiful, long-limbed, probably about 9 feet tall and in touch with the world around them.

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