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His exordiums in particular were often hobbling and always unassuming.

Just then he saw, hobbling along, a wrinkled, ragged old woman.

"We'll go just as fast as you want to," said Tom, hobbling along to the stables.

How she adored him, in spite of his great humps and his now hobbling legs!

A hobbling figure appeared for a moment on the side of the ravine.

"A good day's work, too," muttered Jacob, hobbling homeward.

I followed the Mexican, who, in a hobbling gait, proceeded towards the stream.

In another minute I was outdoors and hobbling along as fast as I could.

After hobbling their horse, the hunters climbed the mountain.

But Mr. Kemble was hobbling away as fast as he could, and did not heed.

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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