Palpableness
Palpable Pal"pa*ble, a. [F. palpable, L. palpabilis, fr. palpare to feel, stroke; cf. palpus the soft palm of the hand.] 1. Capable of being touched and felt; perceptible by the touch; as, a palpable form. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Darkness must overshadow all his bounds, Palpable darkness. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. Easily perceptible; plain; distinct; obvious; readily perceived and detected; gross; as, palpable imposture; palpable absurdity; palpable errors. ``Three persons palpable.'' --P. Plowman. [1913 Webster]

[Lies] gross as a mountain, open, palpable. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

A hit, A very palpable hit. --Shak. (Hamlet) [1913 Webster] -- {Pal"pa*ble*ness}, n. -- {Pal"pa*bly}, adv. [1913 Webster]


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