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She struck the Mary Turner squarely amidships on the port beam, so that, from the poop, one saw, as well as heard, her long side bend and spring back like a limber fabric.
By the time we arrived in Oakland I was as limber and strong as ever,--though Charlie and Neil Partington were afraid I was going to have pneumonia, and Mrs.
I used to sneak out of my window when I was a boy, so I need not disturb the aunts, and now I rather like it, for it's the shortest road, and it keeps me limber when I have no rigging to climb.
A battery of artillery followed, the cannoneers riding with folded arms on limber and caisson.
KNEES-UP Siobhan Callander from the Tuam All-Stars limbers up for TV talent show
Trainer Martin Brassil, while commenting on riding arrangements yesterday, also expressed himself "very happy" with Nickname's work as he limbers up for his defence of the EUR100,000 Grade 1 Leopardstown race on December 27.