hobble

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hobble

1. a strap, rope, etc., used to hobble a horse
2. a castrated ferret
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With this she hobbled into her room, bearing the steaming kettle with her, and Tip heard her close and lock the door.
The horses had been hobbled, but left at large to graze upon the adjacent pasture.
We sprang to our hobbled thoats, freed them, and mounted.
I could not walk, so I hobbled into a restaurant and sat there until I was better.
After a few minutes' silence, he got up, shook hands with me, and blessed me, and said goodbye, and hobbled off.
Good, my lords;" and she hobbled round to the back of the great Death.
and she hobbled through the doorway, bearing the light with her; but I confess that once more I hesitated about following.
I hobbled out to my own room, and hobbled back with that immortal book.
Old Celestine, with a bandana tignon twisted about her head, hobbled in and out, taking a personal interest in everything; and she lingered occasionally to talk patois with Robert, whom she had known as a boy.
He had hobbled down there that morning, he said, to get a smell of the salt.
Summary: Marseille [France], Feb 23 (ANI): Second-seed Stan Wawrinka's comeback from a six-month injury lay-off suffered a major blow as he hobbled out of the Open 13 after retiring hurt during his second round clash against Ilya Ivashka of Belarus here on Friday.
OWEN Farrell gave Stuart Lancaster an injury scare on the brink of England's RBS 6 Nations get together as he hobbled off in the first half of Saracens' defeat to Clermont Auvergne.