movable


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movable

noun agilis, chattels personal, effects, goods, personal effects, personal property, possessions, transportables, transportable property
Associated concepts: movable goods, movable maahinery
Foreign phrases: Mobilia non habent situm.Movables have no situs or local habitation.
See also: ambulatory, amenable, disposable, open, pliant, possession, property, protean, receptive, responsive, suasible, susceptible
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This is why," continued the procureur, "I have left all my property, movable, or immovable, comprised in the above enumerations, to M.
He went only rarely to the room where he kept his bulbs, unless it were to allow some occasional rays of the sun to enter, by opening one of the movable sashes of the glass front.
Naturally, whatever was movable about the place soon disappeared and the deserted house became "haunted" in the manner of its kind.
On the bed, and on a movable table which was attached to it, we found books and writing materials, and a paper containing some unfinished verses in manuscript, afterward identified as being in the handwriting of the deceased.
The movable stages were, of course, not very large, so sometimes more than one was needed for a play.
On the movable disc, sunk down to the bottom by the smashing of the partition-breaks and the escape of the water, three bodies lay apparently lifeless.
In the latter case each play might remain all day at a particular station and be continuously repeated as the crowd moved slowly by; but more often it was the, spectators who remained, and the plays, mounted on movable stages, the 'pageant'-wagons, were drawn in turn by the guild-apprentices from one station to another.
As I understand it, that was a valid objection urged by Momus against the house which Minerva made, that she "had not made it movable, by which means a bad neighborhood might be avoided"; and it may still be urged, for our houses are such unwieldy property that we are often imprisoned rather than housed in them; and the bad neighborhood to be avoided is our own scurvy selves.
Our mess-room," he said, entering a small cabin painted white, bare, lighted from part of the foremost skylight, and furnished only with a table and two settees with movable backs.
The further he rode, the happier he became, and plans for the land rose to his mind each better than the last; to plant all his fields with hedges along the southern borders, so that the snow should not lie under them; to divide them up into six fields of arable and three of pasture and hay; to build a cattle yard at the further end of the estate, and to dig a pond and to construct movable pens for the cattle as a means of manuring the land.
By my directions the bed had been made, in the morning, on a strong movable framework of wood.
As they were all going out again, he favoured her with one slight roll of his movable eye, desiring her to linger behind.