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:

    I doubt that I would have taken so many leaps in my own writing or been as clear about my feminist and political commitments if I had not been anointed as early as I was. Some major form of recognition seems to have to mark a woman’s career for her to be able to go out on a limb without having her credentials questioned.
    Ruth Behar (b. 1956)

    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)