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wamble

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v wamble move unsteadily or with a weaving or rolling motion
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Wamble Disturbance of the stomach; a feeling of nausea.
    • Wamble To heave; to be disturbed by nausea; -- said of the stomach.
    • Wamble To move irregularly to and fro; to roll.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • wamble To rumble, heave, or be disturbed with nausea: said of the stomach.
    • wamble To rumble; ferment, and make a disturbance.
    • n wamble A rumbling, heaving, or similar disturbance in the stomach; a feeling of nausea.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Wamble wom′bl (prov.) to rumble, of the stomach
    • n Wamble a rumbling, a feeling of nausea
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Dan. vamle, and vammel, squeamish, ready to vomit, Icel. væma, to feel nausea, væminn, nauseous

Usage

In literature:

I know I am only a poor wambling man that 'ill never pay the Lord for my making, sir; but I can show the way in, sir.
"A Pair of Blue Eyes" by Thomas Hardy
He came wambling into the house.
"Babbitt" by Sinclair Lewis
Well, come in and taste a drop o' sommat we've got here, that will warm the cockles of your heart as ye wamble homealong.
"The Dynasts" by Thomas Hardy
Wamble's grandfather was named Wamble.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
I bloodied the nose of one, I mind, when I was still so wambly on my legs that I cowped upon the top of him.
"David Balfour, Second Part" by Robert Louis Stevenson
You're wambling like a wallydraigling waywand.
"Krindlesyke" by Wilfrid Wilson Gibson
Ay, I be a poor wambling man, and life's a mint o' trouble.
"The Bibliotaph" by Leon H. Vincent
He wambled up to her at last and asked for a letter she had filed for him.
"The Job" by Sinclair Lewis
When he came to us his limbs seemed almost to have lost their joints, they wambled so.
"Tatterdemalion" by John Galsworthy
I bloodied the nose of one, I mind, when I was still so wambly on my legs that I cowped upon the top of him.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 11 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
After the same manner may you make two or three egges by a little practice to wamble one after another.
"Hocus Pocus Junior: The Anatomie of Legerdemain" by Unknown
Didn't the poor leetle chap look wamble-cropped when he see that.
"Highlife in New York: a series of letters to Mr. Zephariah Slick," by Ann S. Stephens
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In poetry:

I mind the time when we lost our bairn,—
Do you ken that time? A wambling tot,
You wandered away ane simmer day,
And we hunted and called, and found you not.
"Ailsie, My Bairn" by Eugene Field

In news:

Charlie Hunter and Doug Wamble.
KOSCIUSKO — Mr and Mrs Gary Hughey and Mrs Howard Wallace Wamble announce the marriage of their children, Laura Ann Hughey and David Reid Wamble on Sunday, March 11, 2012 at Redeemer Evangelical Church in Collierville, TN.
Articles on Doug Wamble .
Events featuring Doug Wamble .
Charlie Hunter and Doug Wamble .
Linda Lou Wamble, 58, died at 8:15 am Feb 8, 2006, at North Central Baptist Hospital in San Antonio.
Linda Lou Wamble, 58, died Feb 8, 2006, at North Central Baptist Hospital in San Antonio.
Gladys O Wamble, 90, formerly of Dexter, Mo.
On Dec 1, 1929, in Dexter, she married Cecil J Wamble who preceded her in death on June 1, 1999.
Store manager Beth Wamble shows off some of the Vera Bradley items the store carries.
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