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Usage examples for movable

  1. " The hind- limb of the Gorilla, therefore, ends in a true foot with a very movable great toe. – The Antiquity of Man by Charles Lyell
  2. Unless some other provision is made in the cellar plan for the coal, a strong bin, with one section movable, should be built for it in the furnace room. – The Complete Home by Various
  3. In order to guard against similar accidents for the future, a part of the bridge of boats was made movable, so that in case of necessity it could be taken away and a passage opened to the fire- ships. – The Revolt of The Netherlands, Complete by Frederich Schiller
  4. Fortunately it fell so that his body lay between the great shaft and the movable beam, and thus he escaped with his life, but his feet were entangled with the wheel- work, and severely injured. – The Lighthouse by Robert Ballantyne
  5. Applied to anything that holds a movable body fast in one place. – The Insect Folk by Margaret Warner Morley
  6. It was now only a little after four o'clock of the June morning, and nobody would be down till after eight; most people at that very movable feast, which St. John had in the English fashion, did not show themselves before nine. – Questionable Shapes by William Dean Howells
  7. Some of the fish which produce a continuous light possess a movable screen similar to an eyelid which can be drawn across the organ, thus shutting off the light, so that the animal appears to belong to the group which flashes on stimulation. – The Nature of Animal Light by E. Newton Harvey
  8. Dinner is a " movable feast." – Prisoners of Poverty Abroad by Helen Campbell
  9. When I had finished, he remarked with a smile: " So you conclude that the floor of this place is movable and that the antiquated ladies you mention have stretched their old limbs in a difficult climb, just for the game of frightening out tenants they did not desire for neighbors?" – The Mayor's Wife by Anna Katherine Green
  10. I think the porphyry centre ought to be movable, so that the beautiful flying figures on the sarcophagus could be seen. – A Wanderer in Florence by E. V. Lucas
  11. It was considered a favour when the fugitives were allowed a short insufficient delay for the sale of their movable goods. – Pictures of German Life in the XVth XVIth and XVIIth Centuries, Vol. II. by Gustav Freytag
  12. The limb may be shorter or longer than usual, and is stiff and unable to be moved, differing in these last two respects from a broken limb, which is mostly shorter, never longer, than usual, and which is always more movable. – The Book of Household Management by Mrs. Isabella Beeton
  13. In 1659 he was again imprisoned, but after the Restoration he seems to have enjoyed prosperity and Royal favour, and established a theatre, where he was the first habitually to introduce female players and movable scenery. – A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin
  14. They were so numerous, especially in the palace of Assurnazirpal at Nimroud, that we cannot believe them all to have come off small and movable pieces of furniture. – A History of Art in Chaldæa & Assyria, v. 1 by Georges Perrot Charles Chipiez
  15. After this, when the whole body of Aiolians came to the rescue, they made an agreement that the Ionians should give up the movable goods, and that on this condition the Aiolians should abandon Smyrna. – The History Of Herodotus Volume 1(of 2) by Herodotus
  16. All movable pieces are dusted and taken from the room. – The Complete Home by Various
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