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lurch

Cribbage the state of a losing player with less than 30 points at the end of a game (esp in the phrase in the lurch)

Lurch

Addams’s zombielike, extremely tall butler. [TV: “The Addams Family” in Terrace, I, 29]
See: Butler
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Now that we know that millions of peasants in rural China were dying of hunger at the same time, these scenes read as lurchingly, disturbingly ironic.
Still, it takes a moment to notice that the figures proceed at peculiar paces: one slowly and rhythmically, the next quickly and lurchingly.
Some cuts seem lurchingly incompetent: The aforementioned head of Richard Harris, for example, erupts from the floor, and an instant later he is standing with his back to us in a dim corner of the cell.