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used in Lonesome Dove

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hampered the action or progress of


walked with difficulty (due to injury or physical impediment)
  • He had got the thorn in his thumb hobbling the horses the night before, and had been unable to get it out in the dark.
    Chapters 23-24 (28% in)
  • Why would a man with your responsibilities want to waste time with a filly that's got to be hobbled and blindfolded before you can even keep a saddle on her?"
    Chapters 7-8 (23% in)
  • Looking more closely, Newt saw why the Captain had not bothered to stop the escape: the mule was hobbled.
    Chapters 9-10 (91% in)
  • The sight of a man so addled as to try and get away on a hobbled mule was too much for Deets.
    Chapters 9-10 (91% in)
  • He managed to get the hobbles on his own horse and the pack mule, but had to let the mare go.
    Chapters 32-33 (2% in)
  • In the next flash she saw the horses jumping and trying to shake off their hobbles.
    Chapters 32-33 (30% in)
  • The woman seemed to derive a certain amusement from the way he hobbled around trying to gain control of his limbs.
    Chapters 36-37 (43% in)
  • Blue Duck hobbled the horses, then came and looked down at her.
    Chapters 48-49 (71% in)
  • "Take him," the Captain said, pointing to a steer with a split hoof who was hobbling along in the rear.
    Chapters 66-67 (43% in)
  • He had camped on a little bluff, exhausted, and after hobbling the horse, fell asleep like a stone.
    Chapters 77-78 (10% in)
  • Then he hobbled to the bank, wishing he had time to cut the two arrows out of his leg.
    Chapters 93-94 (36% in)
  • Augustus hobbled over, drawing his pistol, and saw that both horses were down, their throats cut, their blood very bright on the green weeds and bushes.
    Chapters 93-94 (40% in)
  • Then to Pea Eye's amazement he crawled out of the cave, hobbled down to the water's edge, and dug in the mud with his knife.
    Chapters 93-94 (51% in)
  • Somehow he hobbled south all night.
    Chapters 93-94 (80% in)
  • Yet they were the only feet he had, and after dozing for an hour in the sun, he got up and hobbled on.
    Chapters 93-94 (82% in)
  • He rested three hours and then hobbled on through another night.
    Chapters 93-94 (83% in)
  • He stuffed one pistol under his belt, holstered the other, took his rifle and a pocketful of jerky, and hobbled across along the bank to the animal trail.
    Chapters 95-96 (7% in)
  • He started at once, hobbling southeast toward Miles City.
    Chapters 95-96 (8% in)
  • He hobbled over the plain through the long afternoon and twilight, finally collapsing sometime in the night.
    Chapters 95-96 (14% in)
  • Bert Borum, the best roper in the outfit, caught eighteen of the horses and they were brought back, hobbled, to the remuda.
    Chapters 97-98 (76% in)

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