hobble

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hobble

1. a strap, rope, etc., used to hobble a horse
2. a castrated ferret
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Dick was left hobbled by the canvas, and was subjected to Van Tromp for about an hour.
He hobbled away, and I could see him hurrying, as well as he could, down the steps.
A little old man, with a grey military moustache and a filthy black frock coat, limped out and sat down beside the trap, removed his boot--his sock was blood-stained--shook out a pebble, and hobbled on again; and then a little girl of eight or nine, all alone, threw herself under the hedge close by my brother, weeping.
Through the gate An old bent woman hobbled, and she marched A pace before him.
I don't like it," muttered an old woman, as she hobbled into the meeting-house.
Some hobbled on crutches and wooden legs; others had received wounds, which were still rankling in their breasts.
With these words, she hobbled away, giving him a smile over her shoulder as she departed.
Meantime the old salt ("ex-coasting skipper" was writ large all over his person) had hobbled up alongside in his bumpy, shiny boots, and, waving an arm, short and thick like the flipper of a seal, terminated by a paw red as an uncooked beef-steak, addressed the poop in a muffled, faint, roaring voice, as if a sample of every North-Sea fog of his life had been permanently lodged in his throat: "Haul 'em round, Mr.
He hobbled their feet with hobbles of gold which none could either unloose or break, so that they might stay there in that place until their lord should return.
As the night drew on, the horses were hobbled or fettered, and tethered close to the camp; a vigilant watch was maintained until morning, and every one slept with his rifle on his arm.
Still limping, the dog hobbled to the garden-edge, dug a hole and lay down in it.
She sat down in one corner of the room, and began to bewail her hard fate; when on a sudden the door opened, and a droll-looking little man hobbled in, and said, 'Good morrow to you, my good lass; what are you weeping for?