holes in the lower part of a vessel's frames to allow bilge water to drain
to the pump
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Word origin of 'limbers'
prob. < Fr lumière
, a hole, aperture, lit., light < VL luminaria
, orig. pl. of L luminare
, a light, window: see luminary