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a.1.Capable of being strained.
2.Violent in action.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Hierold, "Platform for strainable, TEM-compatible, MEMS-embedded carbon nanotube transistors," in Proceedings of the 24th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electromechanical Systems (MEMS '11), pp.
(12) Bacon, 1861b, 495, explains that the Statute of Uses was passed because Parliament foresaw "that it would be mischievous that men's lands should so suddenly, upon the payment of a little money, be conveyed from them, peradventure in an alehouse or a tavern upon strainable advantages."
409 (1981); Maurice Rosenberg, The Qualities of Justice: Are They Strainable?, 44 TEX.