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 for Muscular sense
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Muscular \Mus"cu*lar\, a. [Cf. F. musculaire. See Muscle.]
     1. Of or pertaining to a muscle, or to a system of muscles;
        consisting of, or constituting, a muscle or muscles; as,
        muscular fiber.
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              Great muscular strength, accompanied by much
              awkwardness.                          --Macaulay.
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     2. Performed by, or dependent on, a muscle or the muscles.
        "The muscular motion." --Arbuthnot.
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     3. Well furnished with muscles; having well-developed
        muscles; brawny; hence, strong; powerful; vigorous; as, a
        muscular body or arm.
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     Muscular Christian, one who believes in a part of religious
        duty to maintain a healthful and vigorous physical state.
        --T. Hughes.
     Muscular Christianity.
        (a) The practice and opinion of those Christians who
            believe that it is a part of religious duty to
            maintain a vigorous condition of the body, and who
            therefore approve of athletic sports and exercises as
            conductive to good health, good morals, and right
            feelings in religious matters. --T. Hughes.
        (b) An active, robust, and cheerful Christian life, as
            opposed to a meditative and gloomy one. --C. Kingsley.
     Muscular excitability (Physiol.), that property in virtue
        of which a muscle shortens, when it is stimulated;
        irritability; contractility.
     Muscular sense (Physiol.), muscular sensibility; the sense
        by which we obtain knowledge of the condition of our
        muscles and to what extent they are contracted, also of
        the position of the various parts of our bodies and the
        resistance offering by external objects.
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