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- Yielding to the touch, and easily moved or shaken; hanging loose by its own weight; lacking firmness; flaccid.
1961, The Violin Makers' Journal - Volume 5, page 71:
- The strings of some violins when up to pitch are loose and flabby; some are very taut and hard.
2008, Kevin Cameron, Sportbike Performance Handbook, ISBN 1616730714, page 135:
- Chassis of 1950s- 1970s bikes are flabby tubular structures, often weak to the point of lacking straight-line stability!
1867 December 28, Wades, John, “External Manual Pressure during Labour”, The British Medical Journal, volume 2, page 601:
- My attention was accidentally drawn to this aid, some five or six years ago, while attending a lady (multipara) in her confinement, who suffered from umbilical hernia, with large flabby abdomen.
- (of wine) Having a slight lack of acidity; having mild sweetness.
1996, Emile Peynaud & Jacques Blouin, The Taste of Wine: The Art Science of Wine Appreciation, ISBN 047111376X, page 229:
- A flabby wine might be described as a wine in which nothing stands out.
2008, Thomas Pellechia, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Starting and Running a Winery, ISBN 1440653488, page 103:
- An extremely hot region will give you flabby wine.
- (of writing, etc.) overwrought.
2014, Mary Ellen Guffey & Dana Loewy, Business Communication: Process and Product, ISBN 1285963989, page 178:
- As you revise, focus on eliminating flabby expressions. This takes conscious effort. As one expert copyeditor observed, “Trim sentences, like trim bodies, usually require far more effort than flabby ones.
- (mathematics) Which forms a surjection from the domain to every open subset of the codomain.
- a flabby sheaf on a paracompact space
- (having a slight lack of acidity): flat
yielding to the touch
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