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 Limited Liability.Limp. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Limner.
 
A drawer, a painter, an artist. A contraction of illuminator, or rather lumenier (one who illuminates manuscripts).   1
        “The limner, or illuminer … throws us back on a time when the illumination of MSS. was a leading occupation of the painter.”—Trench: On the Study of Words, lecture iv. p. 171.
 


 Limited Liability.Limp. 

 
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