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- adj. Lacking limbs.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Destitute of limbs.
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- adj. having no limbs
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Fourteen years later, while serving in the Union army, Gilmore took “Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye,” an Irish antiwar song of a soldier returning from war blind and limbless, added elements of a Negro spiritual he had heard sung by a black street urchin, “dressed it up, gave it a name, and rhymed it into usefulness for a special purpose suited to the times.”
Under the old eyes of a principal whose narrow glance is ample to subdue but not appall, the children spill around the skinned and limbless maple as if outside the temple of a declining god of simple rituals easily met.
It is limbless, snake-like, slimy and almost impossible to hold.
Mark Burrier will have Show Off, a 16-page collection of drawings of "strange limbless people speaking to each other."
When the United States refused to allow thalidomide to be sold in this country, even though it was being sold in Europe, we saved countless children from being born limbless and otherwise deformed.
The boy's headless, limbless body was found in the river near Tower Bridge on 21 September, 2001.
I am like a phantom, a limbless entity floating, flailing.
In real cases of devastating attacks, such as Hiroshima and Nagasaki which the destruction of Windwir is obviously meant to echo, one of the most awful parts is caring for the horrifically maimed and wounded survivors of the attack -- burn victims, the newly blind, the newly limbless, etc.
The creatures were faceless, limbless things; shanks of pulsating flesh.
The zombies are limbless, broken, bodies shattered.