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  • adj. Capable of being pressed.


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press +‎ -able


  • Besides leaves, we have found good profit in a high quality edible oil readily pressable from the seeds.

    4: Multipurpose trees

  • The victim was the officer or gangsman who was responsible for striking him off the roll of His Majesty's pressable subjects, and who thus let himself in for the consequences, more or less disagreeable, which inevitably followed.

    The Press-Gang Afloat and Ashore

  • When they had in this way drawn as many as they could into the open, the gangsmen suddenly threw off their disguise and seized every pressable person they could lay hands on.

    The Press-Gang Afloat and Ashore

  • Ransacking the town in quest of pressable subjects of Her Majesty, they came one day to the "Cock and Rummer" in Bow

    The Press-Gang Afloat and Ashore

  • So few pressable men were to be found in any one ship that it was no longer considered necessary to send ticket men in their stead when they were taken out, and as a matter of fact less than a dozen such men were that year put on board ships passing the Downs.

    The Press-Gang Afloat and Ashore

  • Their chests and bedding followed, making a full boat; and so, having cleared the ship of all her pressable hands, the gang prepared to return to the tender.

    The Press-Gang Afloat and Ashore

  • Notwithstanding the fact that the impress officer regarded every pressable man as a person who made it his chief business in life to defraud the Navy of his services on the "miserable plea of a protection," it by no means followed that his zeal in pressing him on that account had in every case the countenance or met with the unqualified approval of the Admiralty.

    The Press-Gang Afloat and Ashore

  • "We will wear whatever we may find pressable -- we have the awfullest time with wrinkles down here."

    The Motor Girls on Crystal Bay or, The Secret of the Red Oar

  • The words on the screens are larger and easier to read, the pressable areas on the screen look more like buttons, and we have made the functions clearer for faster navigation.

  • In addition to the jump from trackball to optical trackpad, the HTC Desire has physical, pressable buttons where as the Nexus One's are all touch.



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