akimbo in limbo

Submitted by la miller on 22 August, 2007 - 22:22



Etymology: Middle English, from Medieval Latin, ablative of limbus limbo, from Latin, border

1 often capitalized: an abode of souls that are according to Roman Catholic theology barred from heaven because of not having received Christian baptism

2 a: a place or state of restraint or confinement b: a place or state of neglect or oblivion c: an intermediate or transitional place or state d: a state of uncertainty


adjective or adverb

Etymology: Middle English in kenebowe

1: having the hand on the hip and the elbow turned outward

2: set in a bent position

-- from [http://www.m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionary|Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary]

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