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Daemon
Posted: Tuesday, August 10, 2010 12:00:00 AM
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shamble

(verb) To walk in an awkward, lazy, or unsteady manner, shuffling the feet.

Synonyms: scuffle, shuffle

Usage: The old man shambled wearily along the street.
sacsayhuaman
Posted: Tuesday, August 10, 2010 9:00:37 AM

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His wife has told to him she wasted her life with such a clumsy man.
Hupomone
Posted: Tuesday, August 10, 2010 3:02:50 PM
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Tis I, Shamble Man! Move aside, Ordinary Citizen...to the left, please...more...a little more, please...GET OFF THE SIDEWALK!

Thanks...Carry on.
excaelis
Posted: Tuesday, August 10, 2010 4:05:24 PM

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A 'shambles' is, of course, a mess, but an earlier meaning was 'slaughterhouse'. Don't know if there's a connection to the walking.
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