hobble


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hobble

1. a strap, rope, etc., used to hobble a horse
2. a castrated ferret
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I knew you must be a person of distinction, by your fine presence and courtly address, and by the fact that you are not subjected to the indignity of hobbles, like myself and the rest.
Her crew was composed of some twenty venerable Greenwich-pensioner-looking old salts, who just managed to hobble about deck.
Of this kind is the gout, which serves as a bond of brotherhood to the purple-visaged gentry, who obey the herald's voice, and painfully hobble from all civilized regions of the globe to take their post in the grand procession.
This hobble of being alive is rather serious, don't you think so?
As we were sitting there I saw Umbopa get up and hobble towards the patch of green, and a few minutes afterwards, to my great astonishment, I perceived that usually very dignified individual dancing and shouting like a maniac, and waving something green.
Please Your Worship," said Little John, in a cracked voice like that of an old man, "my name is Giles Hobble, at Your Worship's service.
I remember her speaking of my smile, telling me it was my one adornment, and taking it from me, so to speak, for a moment to let me see how she looked in it; she delighted to make sport of me when she was in a wayward mood, and to show me all my ungainly tricks of voice and gesture, exaggerated and glorified in her entrancing self, like a star calling to the earth: "See, I will show you how you hobble round," and always there was a challenge to me in her eyes to stop her if I dared, and upon them, when she was most audacious, lay a sweet mist.
So, recovering from his first fear, Tip began to laugh; and the merry peals reached old Mombi's ears and made her hobble quickly to the hedge, where she seized Tip's collar and dragged him back to where she had left her basket and the pumpkinheaded man.
But he says, "It'll do your rheumatiz good to hobble to church: there's nothing like exercise for the rheumatiz.
It was not long before the hyaenodon's leg was suffi-ciently mended to permit him to rise and hobble about on three legs.
It would be easier for them to hobble to town with a broken leg than with a broken pantaloon.