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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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COLOURFUL: The Chinese State Circus limbers up during a visit to Liverpool's Chinatown yesterday; Pictures: COLIN LANE
MUTTIAH Muralitharan limbers up for another confrontation with Sachin Tendulkar in today's Super Sixes admitting he cannot detect a weakness in the world's best batsman.
Photo: President Clinton, on a weekend vacation in Hawaii, limbers up on the first tee at the rain-soaked Luana Hills Country Club.
ANY DAY NOW Ciaran limbers up for Memphis THAT'S ALRIGHT Georgia, Ciaran and Pippa at airport yesterday
Guns, limbers and men scream through the air on steel wires and the equipment is dismantled twice, thrown through holes and fired six times.
When the new-look South African cricket team limbers up at Lord's today they will unveil a fresh fast bowling hope, Mornantau Hayward, trained by the Aussie fast bowling legend.