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 for limp
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Limp \Limp\ (l[i^]mp), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Limped (l[i^]mt;
     215); p. pr. & vb. n. Limping.] [Cf. AS. lemphealt lame,
     OHG. limphen to limp, be weak; perh. akin to E. lame, or to
     limp, a [root]120.]
     To halt; to walk lamely. Also used figuratively. --Shak.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Limp \Limp\, n.
     A manner of walking in which the movement of one or both legs
     is noticeably abnormal, usually due to injury or disease; a
     halt; the act of limping.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Limp \Limp\, n. (Ore Washing)
     A scraper for removing poor ore or refuse from the sieve.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Limp \Limp\, a. [Cf. Icel. limpa limpness, weakness, and E. lap,
     n., lop, v. t. Cf. Limber, a.]
     1. Flaccid; flabby, as flesh. --Walton.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. Lacking stiffness; flimsy; as, a limp cravat.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: not firm; "wilted lettuce" [syn: limp, wilted]
      2: lacking in strength or firmness or resilience; "gave a limp
         handshake"; "a limp gesture as if waving away all desire to
         know" G.K.Chesterton; "a slack grip"
      n 1: the uneven manner of walking that results from an injured
           leg [syn: hitch, hobble, limp]
      v 1: walk impeded by some physical limitation or injury; "The
           old woman hobbles down to the store every day" [syn:
           limp, gimp, hobble, hitch]
      2: proceed slowly or with difficulty; "the boat limped into the

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  202 Moby Thesaurus words for "limp":
     amble, andante, anemic, asthenic, bagging, baggy, ballooning,
     barge, bloodless, bowl along, bundle, chicken, claudicate,
     claudication, clump, cowardly, cower, crawl, creep, dead march,
     debilitated, dodder, doddering, dogtrot, drag, drag along,
     drag out, droop, drooping, droopy, dull, effete, enervated,
     etiolated, exhausted, faint, faintish, falter, faltering, fatigued,
     feeble, flabby, flaccid, flexible, flimsy, floppy, flounce, foot,
     footpace, footslog, frail, funeral march, gait, gallop, gimp,
     go dead slow, go slow, gone, gutless, halt, hippety-hop, hitch,
     hobble, hobbling, hop, idle, imbecile, impotent, inch, inch along,
     ineffective, ineffectual, jog, jog trot, jog-trot, jolt, jump,
     lackadaisical, languid, languishing, languorous, lax, laze,
     leisurely gait, limber, listless, lock step, loose, lop, lop-eared,
     loppy, lukewarm, lumber, lumbering pace, lunge, lurch, lustless,
     marrowless, mince, mincing steps, mosey, muddle, namby-pamby,
     nerveless, nodding, pace, paddle, peg, piaffe, piaffer, pithless,
     pliable, plod, poke, poke along, pooped, powerless, prance, quiver,
     rack, relaxed, roll, rubbery, sagging, sagging in folds, saggy,
     sapless, sashay, saunter, scuff, scuffle, scuttle, shake, shamble,
     shuffle, shuffle along, sidle, sinewless, single-foot, skip, slack,
     sleazy, slink, slither, slog, slouch, slow march, slow motion,
     slowness, soft, spent, spineless, spiritless, stagger,
     stagger along, staggering, stalk, stamp, step, stomp, straddle,
     straggle, strengthless, stride, stroll, strolling gait, strut,
     stumble, stump, supple, swag, swagger, swing, teeter, tired,
     tittup, toddle, toddle along, totter, totter along, tottering,
     traipse, tread, tremble, trip, trot, trudge, unhardened, unnerved,
     unstrung, velocity, waddle, walk, wamble, wasted, weak, weakly,
     wiggle, wobble, worm, worm along, worn out

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

     ["Messages in Typed Languages", J. Hunt et al, SIGPLAN Notices
     14(1):27-45 (Jan 1979)].

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