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Daemon
Posted: Wednesday, October 1, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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pliant

(adjective) Easily bent or flexed; pliable.

Synonyms: bendable

Usage: The connections of the several sections of the raft are slack and pliant, so that the raft may be readily bent into any sort of curve required by the shape of the river.
excaelis
Posted: Wednesday, October 1, 2014 4:04:22 AM

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This is both freakin' hilarious and apropos...Goats on Wobbly Metal
walirlan
Posted: Wednesday, October 1, 2014 7:22:55 AM

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1: yielding readily without breaking : bending or folding easily : flexible, workable, lithe

<modeled in the pliant material and then … hardened — Nathaniel Hawthorne>
<a girl … with a slim, pliant figure — Inez Karma & Gilbert Millstein>

2: easily influenced : yielding

<had a pliant congressional majority — A. S. Link>

3: suitable, apt

<which I observing, took once a pliant hour — Shakespeare>

4: lending itself to varied uses : adaptable

<a pliant style>
<the clarinet … a very fluent and pliant instrument — Winthrop Sargeant>

Origin of PLIANT

Middle English pliaunt, from Middle French pliant, present participle of plier to bend, ply

First Known Use: 14th century (sense 1)

Synonyms:

bendy [chiefly British], flexible, limber, lissome (also lissom), lithe, lithesome, pliable, willowy, supple

Antonyms:

inflexible, rigid, stiff, stiffened

Related Words:

adaptable, ductile, elastic, fluid, kneadable, malleable, modifiable, plastic, variable, yielding; droopy, flaccid, floppy, limp; semiflexible

Near Antonyms:

inelastic, nonmalleable, unyielding; breakable, brittle, fragile
JUSTIN Excellence
Posted: Wednesday, October 1, 2014 8:08:46 AM

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Autumn ... the season I have loved ... still have the power to call me back. This grief and that are mingled in my thoughts, and only this I know; that hateful is this pliant world's decay and all its ways.




maroo
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From "A Tramp Abroad" written by Mark Twain.
johnfl
Posted: Wednesday, October 1, 2014 3:30:54 PM

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A QUESTION FOR GOD. WHY MUST WE HAVE SO MUCH EVIL ? IS IT TO BALANCE THE GOOD? IS THIS PLIANTCY?
monamagda
Posted: Wednesday, October 1, 2014 6:22:56 PM

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In poetry:

The lovely pliant strength is yours
To yield, yet win your ends.
You have the weeping sympathy
With which the willow bends;


"Immortal Eve - III" by Manmohan Ghose
Absurdicuss
Posted: Wednesday, October 1, 2014 7:26:30 PM
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excaelis wrote:
This is both freakin' hilarious and apropos...Goats on Wobbly Metal



This proves the existence of God, for only the Almighty could have foreseen the intense comedic value in pairing sheet metal with goats.

thx, exy.
excaelis
Posted: Thursday, October 2, 2014 3:24:35 AM

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And cats with printers....




( Chris Cohen walks with the Angels Angel )
excaelis
Posted: Thursday, October 2, 2014 3:28:44 AM

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Absurdicuss
Posted: Thursday, October 2, 2014 6:48:54 AM
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This one has a great punch line: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koe_g6t4llE
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