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Thus neither animal could so much as hobble one way or the other.

You know about as much of a motor boat as a pig knows of the hobble skirt.

The enemy was leading the general, who could just hobble, and Fitz, back to the camp.

It must be hard work for him to hobble through the world on his wooden leg.

The excitement being over, it was with very great difficulty the crippled savage could hobble his way back to the camp.

Johnny started to hobble down the porch steps when Barney stopped him.

With two sticks, I can hobble about the house and garden; without them, behold me a fixture.

Now, here it is: What could I do, with this old timber I hobble on?

The fact is, I may have appeared to have been rather in a hobble, but it was all assumed—all put on, my dear.

Is it the first time that I have thrust myself into a hobble?

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, hoblen "to rock back and forth, toss up and down," probably related to its Dutch cognate hobbelen (which, however, is not recorded before late 15c.).

Meaning "to walk lamely" is from c.1400. Transitive sense of "tie the legs (of an animal)" first recorded 1831, probably an alteration of 16c. hopple, cognate with Flemish hoppelen "to rock, jump," which also is related to Dutch hobbelen. Sense of "hamper, hinder" is c.1870. Related: Hobbled; hobbling. The noun is 1727, from the verb.

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