Liber

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Liber lī"bẽr (Bot) The inner bark of plants, lying next to the wood. It usually contains a large proportion of woody, fibrous cells, and is, therefore, the part from which the fiber of the plant is obtained, as that of hemp, etc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Ever wonder how Swiss cheese is made? As the cheese ferments, a bacterial action generates gas. As the gas is liberated, it bubbles through the cheese, leaving all those holes.
    • n liber In botany, the inner bark of exogenous stems, lying next the cambium, and enveloped by the corky layer. When perfect it contains, besides parenchyma, sieve-cells and bast-cells, the last being the characteristic element. Also called bast and endophlæum. See bast, 2, and bark, 1.
    • n liber A book: used in English especially with reference to the books in which deeds, mortgages, wills, and other public records are kept. Abbreviated l. and lib.
    • n liber See the quotation.
    • n liber An ancient Italic divinity presiding over vineyards and wine: later identified by the Romans with the Greek Bacchus.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The football huddle started at Gallaudet University (the world's only accredited four-year liberal arts college for the deaf) in the 19th century when the football team found that opposing teams were reading their signed messages and intercepting their plays.
    • n Liber lī′ber the bast or inner bark of exogenous plants: a book.
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Quotations

  • Francois De La Rochefoucauld
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    “Men give away nothing so liberally as their advice.”
  • Francois De La Rochefoucauld
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    “The one thing people are the most liberal with, is their advice.”
  • Stu Mittleman
    Stu Mittleman
    “We are not limited by our old ages; we are liberate by it.”
  • Brigitte Bardot
    Brigitte Bardot
    “Women get more unhappy the more they try to liberate themselves.”
  • Lenny Bruce
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    “The liberals can understand everything but people who don't understand them.”
  • Carter Glass
    Carter Glass
    “A liberal is a man who is willing to spend somebody else's money.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. See Libel
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.

Usage

In literature:

In the year we have named he was trying to recover his footing after a heavy fall in his first start as leader of the Liberal Party.
"The Quarterly Review, Volume 162, No. 324, April, 1886" by Various
After the liberation of Fabre in 1762, other galley-slaves were liberated from time to time.
"The Huguenots in France" by Samuel Smiles
He was believed to be responsible for the Czar's conversion from liberal ideas to reactionary principles.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
The seven liberal arts.
"History of Education" by Levi Seeley
Fortunately, however, more liberal minds are now giving us higher and purer expositions of the Scriptures.
"History of Woman Suffrage, Volume I"
Both were gentleman liberally educated.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
In this point lay the complaint of the Liberals of the Revolution against the Charter, as soon as it appeared.
"Memoirs To Illustrate The History Of My Time" by François Pierre Guillaume Guizot
Her governess, Madame de Genlis, has early initiated them in liberal views and republican virtues.
"Louis Philippe" by John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott
If Liberals had been defeated, something much worse seemed about to befall Liberalism.
"Liberalism" by L. T. Hobhouse
Madame Roland wandered from prescribed creeds, and became a liberal in her religious ideas.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 6 of 8" by Various
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In poetry:

If parent, aunt, or liberal friend,
With splendid shilling line your purse,
Do not the same on sweetmeats spend,
Nor appetite with pampering nurse.
"Moderation In Diet" by Charles Lamb
The born-child of a Power that lives
Because it will and can,
A Love whose slightest motion gives,
A Freedom that forever strives
To liberate his Man.
"Sunday" by George MacDonald
Ah, goddess! would thou couldst thy hand withhold
And be less liberal to gold;
Didst thou less value to it give,
Of how much care, alas! mightst thou poor man relieve!
"Hymn. To Light" by Abraham Cowley
We, unaccustomed to courage
exiles from delight
live coiled in shells of loneliness
until love leaves its high holy temple
and comes into our sight
to liberate us into life.
"Touched" by Maya Angelou
Bless'd be the liberal mind, th' undaunted zeal,
That bade loud Folly from the Stage retire;
That teach us how to think, and how to feel,
And once again our godlike Bard admire!
"Lines Written At Kilkenny, On The Theatricals Of That City" by Sir John Carr
The truest Liberal is he
Who sees the man in each degree,
Who merit in a churl can prize,
And baseness in an earl despise,
Yet censures baseness in a churl,
And dares find merit in an earl.
"The True Liberal" by Robert Fuller Murray

In news:

It's an election year, so first the New York Times and now the Washington Post have done the bidding of the liberal "Sentencing Project" and published an editorial demanding that felons be allowed to vote.
A May 13 story by The Canadian Press reported that parliamentary committees spent the most time meeting behind closed doors under the Liberal majority government of former prime minister Paul Martin.
Liberating Tweed From Granny's Clutches .
There are as many, if not more, NPR-oriented liberals as MSNBC devotees on the left.
In Texas, we have liberal Hispanic politicians who support this anti-American colonial philosophy whether overtly or covertly.
Are Liberals Too Concerned with Being "Colorblind.".
Liberals who have attempted to exploit the tragedy in Arizona for political gain by trying to connect Sarah Palin to the shooting should be ashamed of themselves.
He has now proclaimed plans to liberate the entire Congo .
Liberals strain to understand why so many blue-collar whites have made their home in the Republican Party.
BC Liberals thwarting public consultation process on Burnaby Hospital: NDP.
Liberals learn the politics of power plants can be contemptible .
Liberal professor Cornel West was one of 19 people arrested on the steps of the.
Liberals seeking primary challengers to Obama.
The Vatican's Corrective to Liberal Catholics.
HOW THE LIBERAL MOB IS ENDANGERING AMERICA By Ann Coulter Crown, $28.99, 295 pages.
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In science:

If they are liberated by sputtering over a sweptup column of order 1018 cm−2 (Vancura et al. 1994), the peak will be suppressed.
Far Ultraviolet Spectra of a Non-Radiative Shock Wave in the Cygnus Loop
The expansion of the core is supported by the binding energy liberated by shrinking SMBH binaries.
The formation of galaxy stellar cores by the hierarchical merging of supermassive black holes
There is a possible Kosterlitz-Thouless (KT) transition above which the meron pairs are liberated into free meron.
Mutual Composite Fermion and composite Boson approaches to balanced and imbalanced bilayer quantum Hall system: an electronic analogy of the Helium 4 system
The choice of parameter ranges is therefore liberal, but sufficient for our purposes: this is not an attempt to model individual galaxies but a reductio ad absurdum proof of principle.
Halo Mass Profiles and Low Surface Brightness Galaxies Rotation Curves
Unfortunately, Littlefair et al. (2005) also took this to be evidence that our FAP criterion was more liberal than theirs.
The Variability and Rotation of Pre-main Sequence Stars in IC 348: Does Intracluster Environment Influence Stellar Rotation?
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