hobble

(redirected from hobbler)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Wikipedia.

hobble

1. a strap, rope, etc., used to hobble a horse
2. a castrated ferret
References in periodicals archive ?
Infernal sciatica has laid me low again, for the last fortnight I have been mainly bedridden, swathed in thermogen & heaped about with hot water bottles: but I am to get up for luncheon today & as the capture of a 'long-chained streptococcus' has been officially established from a series of what the dentist calls 'extractions,' though it let loose a flood of poison which has been the cause of this attack, still it is hoped that the breed is being eliminated by degrees & that I may be a whole man before the grave finally claims me for its own, in place of the palsied hobbler that I have been for months past.
The LESA method has several advantages over other methods such as agro-ecological zones (AEZ) (Rossiter, 2003), fertility capability classification (FCC) (Rossiter, 2003), and soil potential ratings (SPR) (Rossiter, 2003) among others, because it is a procedure and framework that can be refined and calibrated locally (Dung, 2003a; Hobbler et al.
It may disturb S Walters, but Horrible case of destitution at Cogan AT Penarth police court on Monday, before Colonel Guthrie and Major Thornley Henry Rendell, a dock hobbler, and Louisa Rendell, of Harriet Street, Cogan, were summoned for cruelty to their four children, whose ages ranged from seven years downward.