Scambled
Scamble Scam"ble, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Scambled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Scambling}.] [Cf. OD. schampelen to deviate, to slip, schampen to go away, escape, slip, and E. scamper, shamble.] 1. To move awkwardly; to be shuffling, irregular, or unsteady; to sprawl; to shamble. ``Some scambling shifts.'' --Dr. H. More. ``A fine old hall, but a scambling house.'' --Evelyn. [1913 Webster]

2. To move about pushing and jostling; to be rude and turbulent; to scramble. ``The scambling and unquiet time did push it out of . . . question.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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