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One version of the myth even mentions how Thor apparently wet himself at the sight of the lumbering monstrous construct whose head rose above the clouds.

Those slow, lumbering vehicles are the face of a type of modern warfare, but they are a specific adaptation to a specific set of circumstances.

These gentle, lumbering herbivores spend their days leisurely munching on greenery, not stalking prey.

Lumbering people with more work than they’re paid for — people get paid for one job, and no matter how big that title is or what they’re paid they’re paid for one job, not ten or twenty.

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I squinted my eyes, and through a veil of trees, I could just make out a lumbering dark figure approaching.

But his lumbering lurch toward the Ted Cruz tin-foil-hat convention should instead be an object lesson for Republicans to come.

For now, Carlisle says the best way to keep rhinos alive is by moving them, one lumbering gray creature at a time.

Today, however, that same, lumbering Julio Cesar kept Brazil in the World Cup.

Pop, pop, pop, Ali—then Cassius Clay—surrounded the lumbering Scandinavian with zinging leather.

This was about the time a Texas lumbering company was becoming a major stockholder in Time Inc.

The firm foundation that Scattergood's strategy rested upon was that lumbering had not really started in the valley.

At last the day came and the journey was begun, first on horseback and then by a lumbering stage coach.

Jake was clubfooted, lumbering, with his jaws grown into great jowls of bone, his arms elongated and ending in hooks.

After he had all the fun he wanted out of the lumbering frigate, he spread all sail again and soon left her out of sight.

The Japanese are engaged chiefly in lumbering and fishing, but the Chinese are found everywhere in the province.


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On this page you'll find 47 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to lumbering, such as: hulking, ungainly, unwieldy, blundering, bovine, and bumbling.

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