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limber

Nautical (in the bilge of a vessel) a fore-and-aft channel through a series of holes in the frames (limber holes) where water collects and can be pumped out

limber

[′lim·bər]
(ordnance)
A two-wheeled vehicle designed primarily to support the trail section of a gun carriage while in transit.
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N Ambassador inquisition was merely an ``Average Joe'' limbering up for lawmakers.
Didn't have much luck in running in the Middle Park subsequently, but has been limbering up nicely on the gallops.
GYM operator LAFitness is limbering up following a positive start to the year.
YOUNGSTERS at a Nuneaton school are limbering up for a big performance of Aladdin at Bedworth Civic Hall.
For hundreds of runners are limbering up for the 10km run around the seven pools in Sutton Park.
Five children aged between 10 and 16 from an NCH project in Gateshead, were limbering up for the September 30 three-mile run at a session at Gateshead International Stadium.
I'll be hooking up with the Mirror's athletic best to take on the likes of Ashley from Coronation Street, Ralph Little from the Royle Family, the Fair City and Ros na Run crews and Hector - who has been limbering up in Lanzarote, he tells me, and is keen on lifting the trophy.
Four-legged friends and their owners are limbering up to take a Bank Holiday stroll next month to raise funds for Saltburn Animal Rescue Association.
LIMBERING UP: England's Ian Blackwell warms up for his side's match with Holland
Care must be taken to avoid stepping on the likes of Mikhail Baryshnikov, who might be limbering up in rainbow-hued woolies.
YOUNGSTERS from the Sylvia Bird School of Dance are limbering up for their annual show at the Butts Theatre this weekend.