a.1.Not elastic; inelastic.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in classic literature ?
The cushions were hard and unelastic, and the cues were so crooked that in making a shot you had to allow for the curve or you would infallibly put the "English" on the wrong side of the hall.
Bankruptcy and repudiation are the springboards from which much of our civilization vaults and turns its somersets, but the savage stands on the unelastic plank of famine.
(43) In addition, 'his foot is ugly, and he walks upon it with the heavy unelastic tread of a dromedary'.
(The inventions in one's stretchers will thus all be true to local form.) The difference is that literary licence allows (and encourages) stretchers; ethnographers, however, are bound by a professional ethic of unelastic representations.
Indeed, several officers shared the scorn of Jackson's subordinate Henry Kyd Douglas who in 1899 described Dabney as "too old, too reverend, and too unelastic" for his post.