Definitions

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  • n. The quality or state of being versable.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being versable.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or quality of being versable; aptness to be turned round.

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Examples

  • Now the use of the Auxiliaries is, at once to set the soul a-going by herself upon the materials as they are brought her; and by the versability of this great engine, round which they are twisted, to open new tracts of enquiry, and make every idea engender millions.

    The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

  • But by what process of rubbing, under this law of versability, molecular force can be reversed, or differentiated back into vital force, Mr. Spencer has not condescended to inform us.

    Life: Its True Genesis

  • The character of this young Lord, though abounding in inconsistencies was truly amiable: he had great abilities, and a quickness of perception almost incredible, which might have rendered him one of the first characters of the day, but it was unhappily blended with such versability of pursuit, that no science, or talent, was thought of by him longer, than whilst he was acquiring it.

    Drelincourt and Rodalvi; or, Memoirs of Two Nobel Families

  • The reader is to understand that when he rubs two flat sticks together, the heat thereby engendered is not the result of friction, as all the world has heretofore supposed, but that the amount of force expended in rubbing the right-hand stick against the left-hand stick, is, by some law of versability, not over-well defined, transferred to the two sticks, and gets so entangled between their surfaces that it can only reappear in another and altogether different kind of force.

    Life: Its True Genesis

  • [(blended with such versability) 29.7 (of pursuit, that no science, or talent, was thoug) 9.7 (ht of by) 29.7 (him)] TJ

    Drelincourt and Rodalvi; or, Memoirs of Two Nobel Families

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