Limb

Limb can refer to:

  • Limb (anatomy), an appendage of a human or animal
  • Limb (astronomy) The outer edge of the apparent disk of as celestial body.
  • Limb darkening, in astronomy, the appearance of the border of the disk of a celestial body
  • Limb Music, a record label
  • Limb, a large or main branch of a tree
  • Limb, in a measuring instrument, the graduated edge of a circle or arc
  • Limb, in botany, the border or upper spreading part of a sympetallous corolla, or of a petal or sepal


Famous quotes containing the word limb:

    should some limb of the devil
    Destroy the view by cutting down an ash
    That shades the road, or setting up a cottage
    Planned in a government office, shorten his life,
    Manacle his soul upon the Red Sea bottom.
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

    You really were a panther, a wild-cat,
    who tore me limb from limb;
    my thanks for that.
    Hilda Doolittle (1886–1961)

    ... our great-grandmothers were prudes. The reason why they talked so much about their souls, I fancy, is that there was hardly a limb or a feature of the human body that they thought it proper to mention.
    Katharine Fullerton Gerould (1879–1944)