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But the shouting of the men as they tumbled into their saddles cleared his brain.

He was a tall man who tumbled well and kept close to Kokomo.

The man threw up his arms and Suh-tai tumbled him off the horse in an instant.

The undergarments she had tumbled about in her search were much heavier than her own.

After the good-night to my neighbour, I tumbled into my straw and slept soundly, animal-like.

She was very small for her years, and had long, tumbled hair.

One, a priest with a sword in his hand, slipped past them and tumbled into the boat also.

Do you s'pose she tumbled, or did she put her foot through it a-purpose?

"That know I not," quoth the stranger surlily, for he was angry at being so tumbled about.

In fact, it was a regular smashup; the queen had tumbled into the mud!

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "to perform as an acrobat," also "to fall down," perhaps from a frequentative form of Old English tumbian "dance about," of unknown origin. Related to Middle Low German tummelen "to turn, dance," Dutch tuimelen "to tumble," Old High German tumon, German taumeln "to turn, reel." Related: Tumbled; tumbling. Tumble-down (1791) originally meant "habitually falling down" and was used first of horses; sense of "in a dilapidated condition" is recorded from 1818.

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