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Adjustable   /ədʒˈəstəbəl/   Listen

Capable of being changed so as to match or fit.
Capable of being regulated.

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"Adjustable" Quotes from Famous Books

... whose still powerful influence, for obvious political reasons, had hindered the final steps, made the way clear. In March an assembly of clergy, with many barons in attendance, declared the marriage void on the convenient and easily adjustable principle of too near relationship, and Eleanor received back her ...
— The History of England From the Norman Conquest - to the Death of John (1066-1216) • George Burton Adams

... fence tacked to spindly cottonwood trees marked the line of an irregular homestead; and the Ranger swung into a gate extemporized from barb wire on two adjustable posts. Behind the gate, stood a log shack; on the windows, cheap lace curtains; behind the lace curtains, a vague movement of peeping faces and a querulous termagant voice: "I ain't a goin' to have you mixed up in no scrap; ...
— The Freebooters of the Wilderness • Agnes C. Laut

... the seats adjusted to pupils? b. Where desks are adjustable, are short children seated in low desks, or are children seated according to class or according to discipline exigencies without regard to size of desk? c. Are seats placed properly ...
— Civics and Health • William H. Allen

... for enlarging or reducing a picture was invented about the year 1603. It consists of four metallic or wooden bars or rules, which are perforated by a series of holes (numbered from 1 to 20), and connected together by means of an adjustable thumb screw. The instrument is provided with a tracing and a marking point, and a screw or point which is forced into the drawing board to hold the instrument in position. A good pantograph will cost about two dollars; those of a cheaper grade are entirely worthless for practical use, while ...
— Crayon Portraiture • Jerome A. Barhydt

... realise this elastic, unwritten law of honour in men towards them, and so not expect, at the present state of man's evolution, that they will receive anything different. They must never forget that this adjustable sense of honour springs from the same fundamental male instinct we spoke of—and therefore cannot be turned round by women and applied to their own cases, because the same instincts do not come into force with them. Woman must always remember that man is conquering ...
— Three Things • Elinor Glyn

Words linked to "Adjustable" :   changeful, adjustable spanner, changeable, adaptable, adjust, adjustable wrench

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