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


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  • Even as coalition forces limbered up for their second, immensely bloody assault on Fallujah in 2004, George Bush was co-opting the Iraqi national side as a symbol of hope for his re-election campaign adverts, underscoring that football is not just more important than life and death from white phosphorus, but far more "symbolic" than things such as water and electricity.

    No political gain in Iraqi football – so leave the players well alone

  • I've limbered my jints too long in the land to git caught nappin '.

    CHAPTER 10

  • Bill Totts did not slouch, but somehow his whole form limbered up and became graceful.


  • Booklist said of Berlin's first novel, The Puzzling World of Winston Breen: "Readers ... will surface from this unusual mystery with their hearts pounding and their brains limbered up for more."

    Chicken Spaghetti:

  • Peddlers Cross was an easy winner of the Morebattle Hurdle at Kelso as he limbered up for a run in the Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham.

    Peddlers Cross heads for Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham after easy win

  • I haven't done much drawing over the last couple of months - it's all been writing - and I think I need to get limbered up a bit before jumping in to a new four-issue story.

    Hulk Pants

  • Charleston doubled to right and came home when Gibson, his muscles limbered from tossing Diz like a rag doll, tagged a tape-measure home run, this one soaring over the same left-field wall that Pirate Bill Mazeroski would make famous twenty-six years later.

    Satch, Dizzy & Rapid Robert

  • For example, who would have thought that so many of London's big-earning bankers and fund managers would have limbered up for the onset of bonus time kerching! by hiring out cinemas and watching special screenings of Oliver Stone's Wall Street.


  • Darian limbered up and hacked skillfully at some branches with his heavy brush-knife, while Kelvren helped in his own way by standing on long branches or small trees and snapping through them with his beak, even if they were as thick as a man's upper arm.

    Elephant in the City

  • As she limbered up for a match there, Ms. Kong said she didn't intend to play badminton again in San Francisco's recreation centers, especially since the private club charges just $5 to play all day.

    San Francisco Loses at Badminton,


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