Shambled
Shamble Sham"ble, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Shambled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Shambling}.] [Cf. OD. schampelen to slip, schampen to slip away, escape. Cf. {Scamble}, {Scamper}.] To walk awkwardly and unsteadily, as if the knees were weak; to shuffle along. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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