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fumble

[′fəm·bəl]
(industrial engineering)
An unintentional sensory-motor error that may be unavoidable.
References in classic literature ?
Here again," added Master Jacques, fumbling afresh in his pouch, "is something that we have found at Marc Cenaine's house.
Trent stepped out as Monty's nervous fingers were fumbling with the cork.
His movements were slow, fumbling, and inaccurate, accompanied by panting and head-swimming, as he dragged himself into a sitting-up position in the stern, his rifle beside him.
Martin stood aside and let them pass, fumbling unconsciously in his coat pocket for the tobacco and brown papers that were not there.
Perhaps, my dear, Mr Noggs would like to drink our healths,' said Mrs Nickleby, fumbling in her reticule for some small coin.
A few minutes later the mate came fumbling about in search of it, but I returned it privily to Leach next day.
The calf, fumbling, poked her nose under her mother's udder, and stiffened her tail out straight.
Saxon, still unaccountably fumbling with her hatpins, stole a glance at him.
As an example, Brawley said he worked with former USC tailback Reggie Bush, who experienced problems fumbling kickoffs one year.
Nevertheless, Fumbling the Future is a superb case study of an organization at war with itself.
The Antelopes had no apparent answer for Rodgers, who rushed for 72 yards on five carries on the Olympians' opening drive before fumbling at the end of a 19-yard run at the Antelope Valley 18.
No fumbles: Bush said he's trying to solve his fumbling problem after losing the ball in seven consecutive games.