They sent fleets . . . to the extremities of
2. (Zo["o]l.) One of locomotive appendages of an animal; a
limb; a leg or an arm of man.
3. The utmost point; highest degree; most aggravated or
intense form. ``The extremity of bodily pain.'' --Ray.
4. The highest degree of inconvenience, pain, or suffering;
greatest need or peril; extreme need; necessity.
Divers evils and extremities that follow upon such a
compulsion shall here be set in view. --Milton.
Upon mere extremity he summoned this last
Syn: Verge; border; extreme; end; termination.