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  • And he'd shamble after me like an old-time movie monster until I ran away laughing.†   (source)
  • Mord shambled backward, grinning through his rotten teeth.†   (source)
  • The troll shambled forwards, squinting through the chandelier light.†   (source)
  • A purple woman, long dead, shambling after him down twisting hotel corridors?†   (source)
  • I shambled along behind Jessica, not bothering to pretend to listen anymore.†   (source)
  • The three corpses shambled forward.†   (source)
  • I broke into a shambling trot, my gun hand in my pocket, clutching the automatic.†   (source)
  • His shambling dignity.†   (source)
  • Although the shambling figures moved in complete silence, there were screams all around now.†   (source)
  • Then he started gathering old faerie stories too, legends about bogies and shamble-men.†   (source)
  • He will show up when he wants and stay as long as he wants, he'll shamble around making conversation, and then he'll sit, and beckon me to sit, and he'll open a bottle of wine and we'll suddenly be sharing a meal and there's no way to stop it.†   (source)
  • Hawat shambled forward as a Fremen lance was lifted and replaced behind him.†   (source)
  • The smell of dying leaves in the motionless gray morning as he shambled up onto the porch after a night's fishing, and the full, fine growth in the cedar trees.†   (source)
  • Eragon hesitated, reluctant to leave, then nodded and shambled away from the bench, his feet dragging in the dirt.†   (source)
  • A stiff-legged gait can reveal a rigid, unbending personality; a shambling walk a lack of determination"), Perry had said "I've always been an outstanding character detective, otherwise I'd be dead today.†   (source)
  • And he saw himself now, in his mind's eye, shambling through this crowd to the bathroom and crawling out again while everyone watched him with pitying or scornful or mocking eyes.†   (source)
  • For in the new dark, the restive herd of old men shambled forward, hearts hammering.†   (source)
  • I head for the next car over, but the alligator turns as well, shambling beside the train, its blunt, toothy snout open, grinning.†   (source)
  • With drooping head he shambled through the door.†   (source)
  • The carpentry and construction shops were housed in one building, to the left of the electric shop and on the other side of a shambling greenhouse.†   (source)
  • Sir Edmund Hillary shambled on stage, looking more like the beekeeper he'd once been than a celebrity knighted by Britain's queen.†   (source)
  • THE WALL OF DICTIONARIES BETWEEN MY MOTHER AND THE WORLD GETS TALLER EVERY YEAR Sometimes pages of the dictionaries come loose and gather at her feet, shallon, shallop, shallot, shallow, shalom, sham, shaman, shamble, like the petals of an immense flower.†   (source)
  • The two of them were running in the direction of a shambling roadhouse.†   (source)
  • As soon as he was alone Shift went shambling along, sometimes on two paws and sometimes on four, till he reached his own tree.†   (source)
  • That invading energy scared him more than the prospect of being embraced by the fiery arms of this shambling specter.†   (source)
  • She shambled toward them, bent and furious.†   (source)
  • He returned her hug briefly and then bent to pet Brenda, who had struggled to her feet and shambled over to nuzzle him.†   (source)
  • He rose and shambled out of the room.†   (source)
  • Sometimes she sensed that there was no violence at all, and got only a terrible impression of order, throngs of people moving in shambling docile parade out of sight.†   (source)
  • His curiosity satisfied, he shambled slowly away.†   (source)
  • The little boy began to shamble toward the bedroom.†   (source)
  • They were beginning to know him elsewhere too, the gray shambling figure from the Mansions.†   (source)
  • No hope for that: he's up to his neck in the here and now He slows to a shamble, then to a halt.†   (source)
  • A ghost wants revenge, a demon wants your soul, a shamble-man is hungry and cold.†   (source)
  • It lurched toward him in a horrible, shambling run, the roque mallet swinging up and up and up.†   (source)
  • Behind him, the thing's temper broke through the shambling charade of normality.†   (source)
  • "I'm big on imps and shamble-men myself."†   (source)
  • They would drink and throw their shamble-men into the fires.†   (source)
  • "But here they're careful come autumn-time for fear of drawing the attention of shamble-men."†   (source)
  • We passed an old woman hanging a shamble-man made of oat sheaves.†   (source)
  • I was surprised to see people setting up straw-stuffed shamble-men outside their homes.†   (source)
  • Despite that, I liked seeing the shamble-men.†   (source)
  • If not shamble-men, what are you afraid of?†   (source)
  • Some folk were talking about shamble-men.†   (source)
  • A big-bellied, shambling hulk of a man, the sellsword had a seamed face crisscrossed with old scars.†   (source)
  • The monster sucked it up happily and shambled along.†   (source)
  • The dog was a shambling mountain of black fur, easily as big as a rhino.†   (source)
  • That was as much as Hotho dared hope for, and he shambled off, content.†   (source)
  • Jake stood up fast when the gunslinger shambled back through the last trees and came into camp.†   (source)
  • We shambled across the hall as Geirrod scooped coals and threw them with appalling accuracy.†   (source)
  • Mum snatched up a cleaver and shambled-off into the meat locker, her cheeks pink with pleasure.†   (source)
  • A man stepped out of the shadows, heavyset, thick of neck, shambling.†   (source)
  • SHALOM, SHAM, SHAMAN, SHAMBLE I knocked on the door.†   (source)
  • The huge dark shape stooped under the lintel, into the hall, and shambled toward them.†   (source)
  • One of the forms broke free and shambled toward them, glowing and changing.†   (source)
  • She shambled back to where the children were kept.†   (source)
  • He was a shambling man who told jokes expertly, who rose to the occasion of a joke.†   (source)
  • Then he came down the tree and shambled across to the lion-skin.†   (source)
  • I make my way to the kitchenette, shambling a little, keeping my coat on because of the cold.†   (source)
  • The queen remembered the Maid of Tarth, a huge, ugly, shambling thing who dressed in man's mail.†   (source)
  • Griff was on the second man the instant he shambled down off the cabin roof.†   (source)
  • Mum peeked from behind the pillar before shambling out.†   (source)
  • The teacher had been a shambling neo-con reject from the heady days of the legendary bubble, back in prehistory.†   (source)
  • A big station clock rattles off a relentless advance of seconds, and Marie-Laure sits beside her great-uncle and listens to the wasted and wretched shamble off the trains.†   (source)
  • I stood there amazed, watching her walk in little circles of hilarity, weak-k need, shambling, all her fears and defenses adrift in the sly history of his voice.†   (source)
  • Once safely arrived at the bottom, I shambled into the kitchen and nosed around in the misty dazzle of the refrigerator.†   (source)
  • "No, oh no, it mustn't, it can't, you dirty little boy, I'll make you take your medicine, I'll make you take every drop, oh no, oh no — " It suddenly turned tail and began to shamble away.†   (source)
  • She ignored the pain and halfwalked, half-shambled through the doorway as Jack came around the far corner and began to lunge his way down toward the open door, leaning on the roque mallet.†   (source)
  • Listen, if tomorrow we pulled into Biren and someone told you there were shamble-men in the woods, would you believe them?†   (source)
  • What if a dozen people told you, with perfect earnestness, that shamble-men were out in the fields, eating—†   (source)
  • She turned in a great shambling drunk's pivot, slamming her lower leg against the Pinto's fender and sending a steely bolt of pain up to her hip.†   (source)
  • I believe each of these comments: my shoulders sag, my spine crumples, I exude the wrong kind of goodness; I see myself shambling crookedly, I make an effort to stand straighter, my body rigid with anxiety.†   (source)
  • They did not shamble.†   (source)
  • Then he heard a faint ringing of bells, and a child's giggle, and suddenly the fool Patchface popped from the bushes, shambling along as fast as he could go with the Princess Shireen hot on his heels.†   (source)
  • I'd known Sims and Classic a long time and Classic, freckled free-style Brian, a man of shambling charm, was the guy I talked to when I talked about something.†   (source)
  • If you don't have the good sense to lie and declare her a shambling, wheezy thing, then you should simply call her 'cute.'†   (source)
  • It wasn't until almost the very end, as I watched a haggard zombie shambling after the last shrieking survivor, that I realized what the problem was.†   (source)
  • Raising his hammer, Roran broke out into a shambling run and shouted a war cry that he could hear but dimly.†   (source)
  • "If you like," the ogre murmured, shambling to the kitchen sink where dirty plates and bowls were heaped three feet high.†   (source)
  • Joe turned and saw the possessed hulk of Louis Tucker thirty feet away, ablaze from head to foot but still standing, hitching and jerking through the woods, caroming from tree to tree, twenty feet away, barely alive, setting fire to the carpet of dry pine needles over which he shambled and to the bristling weeds and to the trees as he passed them.†   (source)
  • Clarence made a glad moaning sound and shambled onto the porch behind her, while somewhere in the depths of the house Heidi gave a yelp of envy.†   (source)
  • One of the savages, a huge shambling man so hairy that his face was all but lost beneath his whiskers, scooped the boy out of his saddle, armor and all, and deposited him on the ground beside his uncle.†   (source)
  • With a parting glare in the direction of the children, the hag shambled out, pushing the cart before her.†   (source)
  • In the gray dawn of Monday morning, when Johnnie was downstairs eating her bit of early breakfast, Pap shambled in to make Laurella's fire.†   (source)
  • Well, I don't know … "Little Davie ain't going nowhere," said Bellagrog, shambling over to hover above David's peaceful face.†   (source)
  • "And this great host of his is a shambling horde, full of useless mouths who won't know what end of a sword to hold.†   (source)
  • Also his drinking, while it was deplorable, lent him a certain shambling, reckless, juvenile-delinquent quality that touched her heart even while she was shaking her head over him.†   (source)
  • The gas rolled in and they strayed down alleys, feeling their way, chests tight, coughing in spasms, or chose to walk, some of them, shambling half blind toward the church.†   (source)
  • A few of the ironbom muttered thanks before they shambled off toward the cookfires in the center of the camp.†   (source)
  • While these developments had triggered a buzz among the students, the real shock and gossip began one evening when Cooper brought his hunched and shambling vye to the dining hall.†   (source)
  • He needed sleep, but whenever he closed his eyes he dreamed of blowing snow and dead men shambling toward him with black hands and bright blue eyes.†   (source)
  • And three died within the year, and the fourth went mad, and a hundred years later when the thing had come again, the 'prentice boys were seen shambling along behind it, all in chains.†   (source)
  • No sooner had they stopped than the press began to thicken around them, as more and more of the afflicted came limping and shambling toward the wagons.†   (source)
  • Snowflakes swirled from a dark sky and ashes rose to meet them, the grey and the white whirling around each other as flaming arrows arced above a wooden wall and dead things shambled silent through the cold, beneath a great grey cliff where fires burned inside a hundred caves.†   (source)
  • The Grand Maester was a shambling skeleton, leaning heavily on a twisted cane and shaking as he walked, a few white hairs sprouting from his long chicken's neck in place of his once-luxuriant white beard.†   (source)
  • She averted her face for an instant, glancing at an adjoining line of prisoners shambling through the golgotha of their selection, and saw Eva's flute teacher Zaorski at the precise congealed instant of his doom—dispatched to the left and to Birkenau by an almost imperceptible nod of a doctor's head.†   (source)
  • He called out to her sharply and again she fled, shambling, towards the forest.†   (source)
  • The poet Ampleforth shambled into the cell.†   (source)
  • He shambled to his feet grinning furtively, wiping his nose with the back of his hand.†   (source)
  • The man shambled close, his one eye flaring.†   (source)
  • Hope passes the window outside the free-lunch counter in a shambling, panic-stricken run.†   (source)
  • With a spring Gollum got up and started shambling off at a great pace.†   (source)
  • Nails was in the second event against a man named Prince Jaworski, a drill-operator from the Brunswick plant who got all the encouragement of the crowd, especially as Nails shambled and covered from him or held him in clinches, looking frightened to death in the dry borax sparkle of the ring and gawping out into the ringside faces and the strident blood yells.†   (source)
  • As they went away Bilbo could have sworn that a thing like a bear left the shadow of the trees and shambled off quickly after them.†   (source)
  • He caught the lantern and ran outside into the gale, and he saw Gabilan weakly shambling away into the darkness, head down, legs working slowly and mechanically.†   (source)
  • One of the men seemed about to cross the street, but his companion gave his arm a short tug, said something and both swerved from their course and shambled leisurely toward the wagon.†   (source)
  • The animal broke into a shambling trot, his breath panting and labored, and the wagon swayed forward with a jolt that threw them about like popcorn in a popper.†   (source)
  • …the eyes of Cass Mastern, but frequently vague or veiled, bloodshot in the mornings, brightening only with excitement), big hands that worked and twisted slowly on his lap, plucking at each other, and twisted big feet that were inclined to shamble—a youth not beautiful, not brilliant, not industrious, not good, not kind, not even ambitious, given to excesses and confusions, thrown between melancholy and random violence, between the cold mire and the hot flame, between curiosity and…†   (source)
  • King Pellinore and Sir Grummore could be seen to be thumping their horses' sides with their heels for all they were worth, and in a few minutes the splendid animals had shambled into an earth-shaking imitation of a trot Clank, rumble, thump-thump went the horses, and now the two knights were flapping their elbows and legs in unison, showing a good deal of daylight at their seats.†   (source)
  • And the aged lord, without a word, shambled silently away, his old velvet shoes flapping and off at his heels, coughing as he went.†   (source)
  • The exhausted horse did not respond to the whip or reins but shambled on, dragging his feet, stumbling on small rocks and swaying as if ready to fall to his knees.†   (source)
  • …with the sound of battle-axes thudding on battle-axe-proof doors—which were constructed by nailing the first ply of boards horizontally, and the second ply vertically, so that toe wood could not be split along the grain—years illustrated by the shambling tumble of Norman giants—who were most conveniently dealt with by cutting off their legs first, so that you could get a fair reach at their heads—and by the flicker of swords round helmets or elbow-cops, a nickering which, in extreme…†   (source)
  • I got my back against a sofa, where I felt I had got trampled all over my body by a thing some way connected by weight with my mother and my brother George, who perhaps this very minute was working on a broom, or putting it down to shamble in to supper; or with Grandma Lausch in the Nelson Home--somehow as though run over by the beast that kept them steady company and that I thought I was safely away from.†   (source)
  • And as the mis-minted and wrong-struck figures and faces stooped, shambled, strode, gazed, dreaded, surrendered, didn't care--unfailing, the surplus and superabundance of human material--you wondered that all was stuff that was born human and shaped human, and over the indiscriminateness and lack of choice.†   (source)
  • That would be Five Properties shambling through the cottage, Anna's immense brother, long armed and humped, his head grown off the thick band of muscle as original as a bole on his back, hair tender and greenish brown, eyes completely green, clear, estimating, primitive, and sardonic, an Eskimo smile of primitive simplicity opening on Eskimo teeth buried in high gums, kidding, gleeful, and unfrank; a big-footed contender for wealth.†   (source)
  • He shambled along with bowed head, his brain in a tumult of agony and despair.†   (source)
  • The man shambled down the passage in his slippers.†   (source)
  • Then tear down all these shambling buildings——†   (source)
  • Edward was gone; they heard him slipping and shambling on the polished oak of the stairs.†   (source)
  • He moved with a shambling gait round the group and spoke to Stephen.†   (source)
  • People turned to look after him, so uncouth was his shambling figure.†   (source)
  • His gait had a shambling, wandering quality; he was not very firm on his legs.†   (source)
  • The ivory Pequod was turned into what seemed a shamble; every sailor a butcher.†   (source)
  • The shambling figure, and the scanty great-coat, were not to be mistaken.†   (source)
  • Wait, please; you betray too much vigor, too much decision; you want more of a shamble.†   (source)
  • Sit down, you dancing, prancing, shambling, scrambling poll-parrot!†   (source)
  • Parson Tringham had spoken truly when he said that our shambling John Durbeyfield was the only really lineal representative of the old d'Urberville family existing in the county, or near it; he might have added, what he knew very well, that the Stoke-d'Urbervilles were no more d'Urbervilles of the true tree then he was himself.†   (source)
  • Two hours later, as Petersen Sahib was eating early breakfast, his elephants, who had been double chained that night, began to trumpet, and Pudmini, mired to the shoulders, with Kala Nag, very footsore, shambled into the camp.†   (source)
  • The great head drooped more and more under its tree of horns, and the shambling trot grew weak and weaker.†   (source)
  • But Herr Albin was already emerging from the arcade, heading for his room—very young, with a shambling gait, a rosy childlike face, and narrow sideburns at his ears.†   (source)
  • Only as the local train shambled into the low-forested clayland of Westmoreland County, did he feel once more identified with his surroundings; at the station he saw a star he knew, and a cold moon bright over Chesapeake Bay; he heard the rasping wheels of buckboards turning, the lovely fatuous voices, the sound of sluggish primeval rivers flowing softly under soft Indian names.†   (source)
  • And so, talking in a maundering manner, his eyes and face betraying an only half-sane misery, he turned, the shambling, automaton-like motions of his angular figure now directing him to a lean-to, where, as he knew, Mrs. Alden was preparing some extra dishes for the next day, which was Sunday.†   (source)
  • When they reached the Maidan and saw the sallow arcades of the Minto they shambled towards it howling.†   (source)
  • He could bear no one but his wife; he shambled up to Margaret afterwards and asked her to do what she could with him.†   (source)
  • I could not help a creeping horror, as I perceived first one and then another trot out from the trees or reeds and come shambling along over the hot dust.†   (source)
  • As twilight fell the old bull stood with lowered head, watching his mates—the cows he had known, the calves he had fathered, the bulls he had mastered—as they shambled on at a rapid pace through the fading light.†   (source)
  • Already, at eleven o'clock of this morning, several such as he had shambled forward out of Sixth Avenue, their thin clothes flapping and fluttering in the wind.†   (source)
  • Gride shambled forward, and stood, leering and bowing, close by Ralph's side, when the door opened and there entered in haste—not Bray and his daughter, but Nicholas and his sister Kate.†   (source)
  • But results which depend on human conscience and intelligence work slowly, and now at the end of 1829, most medical practice was still strutting or shambling along the old paths, and there was still scientific work to be done which might have seemed to be a direct sequence of Bichat's.†   (source)
  • The others shambled after with a conscience-stricken air: the whole procession was not unlike Flaxman's group of the suitors tottering on towards the infernal regions under the conduct of Mercury.†   (source)
  • The person was some labourer; his gait was shambling, his regard fixed in front of him as absolutely as if he wore blinkers; and in his hand he carried a few sticks.†   (source)
  • They were a man and woman; or perhaps they would be better described as a male and female: for the former was one of those long-limbed, knock-kneed, shambling, bony people, to whom it is difficult to assign any precise age,—looking as they do, when they are yet boys, like undergrown men, and when they are almost men, like overgrown boys.†   (source)
  • If we will keep a shambling, loose, untaught set in the community, for our convenience, why, we must take the consequence.†   (source)
  • His brown velvet jacket had become perennial; his hands had fixed themselves in his pockets; he shambled and stumbled and shuffled in a manner that denoted great physical helplessness.†   (source)
  • Mendicity on commission stooped in their high shoulders, shambled in their unsteady legs, buttoned and pinned and darned and dragged their clothes, frayed their button-holes, leaked out of their figures in dirty little ends of tape, and issued from their mouths in alcoholic breathings.†   (source)
  • Such was the appearance of Ichabod and his steed as they shambled out of the gate of Hans Van Ripper, and it was altogether such an apparition as is seldom to be met with in broad daylight.†   (source)
  • 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…†   (source)
  • The necessity of a reply was superseded by the unlooked-for entrance of a third party—the individual in question—who, bringing his one eye (for he had but one) to bear on Ralph Nickleby, made a great many shambling bows, and sat himself down in an armchair, with his hands on his knees, and his short black trousers drawn up so high in the legs by the exertion of seating himself, that they scarcely reached below the tops of his Wellington boots.'†   (source)
  • He was followed by a shambling tramp of heavy feet, and looking through the ferns Bathsheba could just discern in the wan light of daybreak a team of her own horses.†   (source)
  • …cautious old gentleman, ambled up and down the room, appearing, as John Bunyan hath it, "much tumbled up and down in his mind," and divided between his wish to help George, and a certain confused notion of maintaining law and order: so, as he shambled about, he delivered himself as follows: "Well, George, I s'pose you're running away—leaving your lawful master, George—(I don't wonder at it)—at the same time, I'm sorry, George,—yes, decidedly—I think I must say that, George—it's my duty…†   (source)
  • His measured, springless walk was the walk of the skilled countryman as distinct from the desultory shamble of the general labourer; while in the turn and plant of each foot there was, further, a dogged and cynical indifference personal to himself, showing its presence even in the regularly interchanging fustian folds, now in the left leg, now in the right, as he paced along.†   (source)
  • So complete was his abstraction, however, that Ralph, usually as quick-sighted as any man, did not observe that he was followed by a shambling figure, which at one time stole behind him with noiseless footsteps, at another crept a few paces before him, and at another glided along by his side; at all times regarding him with an eye so keen, and a look so eager and attentive, that it was more like the expression of an intrusive face in some powerful picture or strongly marked dream, than…†   (source)
  • Sheep and shambling cattle, then, in droves they sacrificed and dressed before the pyre.†   (source)
  • Akhilleus, prince and powerful runner, killed all seven amid their shambling cattle and silvery sheep.†   (source)
  • Two lookouts at a distance from the troops took their posts, awaiting sight of sheep and shambling cattle.†   (source)
  • Imagine a greathearted sultry bull a lion kills amid a shambling herd: with choking groans he dies under the claws.†   (source)
  • The artisan made next a herd of longhorns, fashioned in gold and tin': away they shambled, lowing, from byre to pasture by a stream that sang in ripples, and by reeds a-sway.†   (source)
  • They made a handsome feast of shambling cattle butchered, and fat sheep; young porkers by the litter, crisp with fat, were singed and spitted in Hephaistos' fire, rivers of wine drunk from the old man's store.†   (source)
  • Then Hektor called to Dolops' kinsmen, first of all to Melanippos, Hiketaon's son, who pastured shambling cattle in the old days in Perkote, Troy's foes being far away, but when the ships of the Danaans came he went again to Ilion, and grew distinguished among Trojans, lived with Priam on equal terms with Priam's sons.†   (source)
  • The moth-eaten mule that had brought the MacNabs to the farm shambled out of the yard where it had been enjoying the hospitality of the estate.†   (source)
  • …King Menelaus, captain of armies,
    I came in the hope that you can tell me now
    some news about my father.
    My house is being devoured, my rich farms destroyed,
    my palace crammed with enemies, slaughtering on and on
    my droves of sheep and shambling longhorn cattle.
    Suitors plague my mother—the insolent, overweening ….
    That's why I've come to plead before you now,
    if you can tell me about his cruel death:
    perhaps you saw him die with your own eyes
    or heard the wanderer's end from…†   (source)
  • Not those mutinous fools;
    there was too much wine to swill, too many sheep to slaughter
    down along the beach, and shambling longhorn cattle.
    And all the while the Cicones sought out other Cicones,
    called for help from their neighbors living inland:
    a larger force, and stronger soldiers too,
    skilled hands at fighting men from chariots,
    skilled, when a crisis broke, to fight on foot.
    Out of the morning mist they came against us—
    packed as the leaves and spears that flower forth…†   (source)
  • …I myself go down to Ithaca, rouse his son
    to a braver pitch, inspire his heart with courage
    to summon the flowing-haired Achaeans to full assembly,
    speak his mind to all those suitors, slaughtering on and on
    his droves of sheep and shambling longhorn cattle.
    Next I will send him off to Sparta and sandy Pylos,
    there to learn of his dear father's journey home.
    Perhaps he will hear some news and make his name
    throughout the mortal world."
    So Athena vowed
    and under her feet she…†   (source)
  • …killed by my ruthless blade,

    and burn them both, and then say prayers to the gods,
    to the almighty god of death and dread Persephone.
    But I, the sharp sword drawn from beside my hip,
    sat down on alert there and never let the ghosts
    of the shambling, shiftless dead come near that blood
    till I had questioned Tiresias myself.
    But first
    the ghost of Elpenor, my companion, came toward me.
    He'd not been buried under the wide ways of earth,
    not yet, we'd left his body in Circe's…†   (source)
  • …then the countless shades

    of the dead and gone will surge around you there.
    But order your men at once to flay the sheep
    that lie before you, killed by your ruthless blade,
    and burn them both, and then say prayers to the gods,
    to the almighty god of death and dread Persephone.
    But you—draw your sharp sword from beside your hip,
    sit down on alert there, and never let the ghosts
    of the shambling, shiftless dead come near that blood
    till you have questioned Tiresias yourself.†   (source)
  • …Alcinous' high-roofed halls.
    There colonnades and courts and rooms were overflowing
    with crowds, a mounting host of people young and old.
    The king slaughtered a dozen sheep to feed his guests,
    eight boars with shining tusks and a pair of shambling oxen.
    These they skinned and dressed, and then laid out a feast
    to fill the heart with savor.
    In came the herald now,
    leading along the faithful bard the Muse adored
    above all others, true, but her gifts were mixed
    with good and…†   (source)
  • …Muses' song so pierced us to the heart.
    For seventeen days unbroken, days and nights
    we mourned you—immortal gods and mortal men.
    At the eighteenth dawn we gave you to the flames
    and slaughtered around your body droves of fat sheep
    and shambling longhorn cattle, and you were burned
    in the garments of the gods and laved with soothing oils
    and honey running sweet, and a long cortege of Argive heroes
    paraded in review, in battle armor round your blazing pyre,
    men in chariots, men…†   (source)
  • Shreve was comingup the walk, shambling, fatly earnest, his glasses glintingbeneath the running leaves like little pools.†   (source)
  • "Hush, Benjy," Luster said, butBen went on at his shambling trot, clinging to the fence, wailing in his hoarse, hopeless voice.†   (source)
  • His skin was dead lookingand hairless; dropsical too, he moved with a shambling gait like a trained bear.†   (source)
  • Ben shambled along beside Dilsey, watching Luster who anticked along ahead, the umbrella in his hand and his new straw hat slanted viciously inthe sunlight, like a big foolish dogwatchinga small clever one.†   (source)
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