This done, he made divers ungainly movements in his chair, and singling out one particular fly on the ceiling from the other flies there asleep, fixed his eyes upon him, and began to roar a meek sentiment (supposed to be uttered by a gentle swain fast pining away with love and despair) in a voice of thunder.
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At that she flung her head high, spun on her ungainly legs and gallumphed back down the ridge apparently more indignant than afraid.
Farley Mowat -- Never Cry Wolf
We struggle with the ungainly thing, making all kinds of clanking noises as we wobble down the stairs.