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At the end he nodded, and, with a lumbering movement, altered his position in his chair.

His instinct was to "charge" and he made one lumbering plunge.

Their lumbering craft is the first to touch the side of the Teutonic.

The heavy, lumbering steps of a policeman at last broke her reverie.

He shouted to the postilion, and the huge, lumbering vehicle was set in motion.

He returned in a few minutes with Ann lumbering in his wake.

He pulled free from Shann's grip, lumbering across the sand to the kill.

Will you please tell me why a dam is necessary to lumbering?

The thought-processes in Washington are too lumbering for the needs of this nation.

It was nearly an hour before the lumbering farm-wagon appeared.

WORD ORIGIN

"timber sawn into rough planks," 1660s, American English (Massachusetts), earlier "disused bit of furniture; heavy, useless objects" (1550s), probably from lumber (v.), perhaps influenced by Lombard, from the Italian immigrants famous as pawnbrokers and money-lenders in England (see Lombard). Lumbar, Lumbard were old alternative forms of Lombard in English. The evolution of sense then would be because a lumber-house ("pawn shop") naturally accumulates odds and ends of furniture.

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