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hobbled -- as in: he hobbled up the hill
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Harry Potter (#7) and the Deathly Hallows
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  • A heavily muffled figure was hobbling up the lane toward them, silhouetted by the bright lights in the distant square.
  • They stepped toward the woman and , at once, she turned and hobbled off back the way they had come.
  • Filch evidently thought Professor McGonagall had taken leave of her senses, but hobbled away, hunch-shouldered, muttering under his breath.
  • The aged caretaker had just come hobbling into view, shouting "Students out of bed!

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  • The blizzard killed dozens, cut power and hobbled transport.
  • High oil prices hobbled U.S. economic growth.

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