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shamble
used in Moby Dick

2 uses
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Definition
to walk in an awkward, shuffling way
  • The ivory Pequod was turned into what seemed a shamble; every sailor a butcher.
    Chapters 67-69 — Cutting In; The Blanket; The Funeral (1% in)
  • 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...
    Chapters 64-66 — Stubb's Supper; The Whale as a Dish; The Shark Massacre (29% in)

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