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shamble -- as in: he shambled along
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Moby Dick
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  • The ivory Pequod was turned into what seemed a shamble; every sailor a butcher.
  • The old black, not in any very high glee at having been previously roused from his warm hammock at a most unseasonable hour, came shambling along from his galley, for, like many old blacks, there was something the matter with his knee-pans, which he did not keep well scoured like his other pans; this old Fleece, as they called him, came shuffling and limping along, assisting his step with his tongs, which, after a clumsy fashion, were made of straightened iron hoops; this old Ebony…

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  • She shambled about the house in over-sized slippers.
  • shambled along with bowed head

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