Unlimber

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Unlimber (Mil) To detach the limber from; as, to unlimber a gun.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • unlimber Not limber; not flexible; not yielding.
    • unlimber To detach the limbers from; take off the limbers of: as, to unlimber guns.
    • unlimber To detach the limbers from the guns.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Unlimber un-lim′bėr to remove the limbers from, to take off the limbers of
    • v.i Unlimber to detach the limbers from the guns
    • adj Unlimber un-lim′bėr (obs.) not flexible.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1st pref. un-, + limber,

Usage

In literature:

Beckham's battery unlimbered and came, with decisive effect, into action.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
Turning out of the road to the left, we unlimbered and commenced firing.
"The Story of a Cannoneer Under Stonewall Jackson" by Edward A. Moore
He unlimbers a little and tries to break away, but the kids jump into the double-quick and hang to him.
"Shorty McCabe" by Sewell Ford
The colonists unlimbered guns.
"Attention Saint Patrick" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
An' in the mornin' they unlimbered, sweepin' our left wing.
"The Promise" by James B. Hendryx
The guns were unlimbered, loaded, and moved by hand to the crest.
"From Fort Henry to Corinth" by Manning Ferguson Force
But at the precise moment when the balance was swinging toward the Brons, Grim Hagen's gun-crew got the strange weapon unlimbered.
"Hunters Out of Space" by Joseph Everidge Kelleam
There was a pause, and he improved the opportunity to unlimber his arms and legs, while waiting by the instrument.
"The Ghost Breaker" by Charles Goddard
The guns unlimbered, the transports tore madly ahead.
"The Dark Tower" by Phyllis Bottome
Our soldiers then came across German artillerymen engaged in unlimbering their guns.
"World's War Events, Vol. I" by Various
After the introduction he at once unlimbered his business gun.
"Frenzied Finance" by Thomas W. Lawson
No telling when he may unlimber a gun!
"The Boy Ranchers at Spur Creek" by Willard F. Baker
I saw these guns after their first terrific bombardment, unlimbered and moved up to their new positions.
"The Fight for the Argonne" by William Benjamin West
Ogilvy's Naval guns were to follow with the infantry escort and to unlimber on the left of the field batteries.
"History of the War in South Africa 1899-1902 v. 1 (of 4)" by Frederick Maurice
The Rebels were advancing when he unlimbered his guns, but his quick discharges of grape at short range threw them into confusion.
"My Days and Nights on the Battle-Field" by Charles Carleton Coffin
There they encountered German artillerymen in the act of unlimbering their guns.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume IV (of 8)"
Arrived near the top, the gunners unlimbered and went into action for the second phase of the fighting.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume VI (of VIII)" by Various
Still, perhaps they were afraid to unlimber their heavy artillery for fear of killing the girl.
"Loot of the Void" by Edwin K. Sloat
Their artillery, ordered to the front, dashed up by batteries, took positions, unlimbered and opened savagely.
"Shoulder-Straps" by Henry Morford
Some of Ransom's guns were unlimbered and opened fire at long range.
"Personal Recollections of a Cavalryman" by J. H. (James Harvey) Kidd
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In poetry:

``I unlimber the thunder, I aim the bolt,
Till the forest ranks waver and quail,
Then hurl down the hill and over the holt
My squadrons of glittering hail.
"The Wind Speaks" by Alfred Austin

In news:

Glucosamine and Chondroitin , Drinks to Unlimber With.
Glucosamine and Chondroitin, Drinks to Unlimber With.
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