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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hobble  \Hob"ble\,  n.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Hobbled};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Hobbling}.]  [OE.  hobelen  hoblen  freq.  of  hoppen  to  hop; 
  akin  to  D.  hobbelen  hoblen  hoppeln  See  {Hop}  to  jump,  and 
  cf  {Hopple}  ] 
  1.  To  walk  lame,  bearing  chiefly  on  one  leg;  to  walk  with  a 
  hitch  or  hop,  or  with  crutches. 
 
  The  friar  was  hobbling  the  same  way  too  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  To  move  roughly  or  irregularly;  --  said  of  style  in 
  writing.  --Prior. 
 
  The  hobbling  versification,  the  mean  diction. 
  --Jeffreys. 




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