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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Hobbly Rough; uneven; causing one to hobble; as a hobbly road.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • hobbly Full of holes; rough; uneven, as a road.
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In literature:

For I was hobbling home.
"The Soldier of the Valley" by Nelson Lloyd
Wounded men were everywhere, tottering and hobbling along, for none wanted to be taken prisoners.
"The Luck of Thirteen" by Jan Gordon
At last, after one of the scrimmages, Dennison got up, hobbled a moment, and then sat down again.
"The Jester of St. Timothy's" by Arthur Stanwood Pier
With a quick jerk he pulled it taut, and Satan, suddenly hobbled, fell to the earth with a crash.
"Bert Wilson in the Rockies" by J. W. Duffield
The inner door opened and old Mother Nolan hobbled into the kitchen with a wrinkled finger to her lips.
"The Harbor Master" by Theodore Goodridge Roberts
I never did see any one hobble so.
"The Chief Legatee" by Anna Katharine Green
In the center of this group hobbles old Aunt Rachel, turbaned, and leaning on a cane.
"Patriotic Plays and Pageants for Young People" by Constance D'Arcy Mackay
Nett, his wife, came hobbling out on the porch and sat down to listen to the conversation.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
He hobbled back on crutches to his brother's home in Mississippi amid the shouts and frenzied acclaim of a proud and grateful people.
"The Victim" by Thomas Dixon
Val took it from her and hobbled up the cabin steps.
"Ralestone Luck" by Andre Norton
So I hobbled Paddy, peeled off and had a most glorious bath.
"The Prairie Wife" by Arthur Stringer
Twice he unsaddled the bronco, hobbled it, and lay on his back with his face to the million stars of night.
"Steve Yeager" by William MacLeod Raine
He hobbled over to the cabin door, where all was silent; knocked, and knocked again, more loudly.
"The Sagebrusher" by Emerson Hough
But how do you know there are hobbles in dad's pack?
"The Gold Girl" by James B. Hendryx
The old woman was hobbling back.
"A Son of Hagar" by Sir Hall Caine
He had hobbled down there that morning, he said, to get a smell of the salt.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Mr. McGowan hobbled up the pulpit stair.
"Captain Pott's Minister" by Francis L. Cooper
A little longer let me live, I pray; A little longer hobble round the door.
"Cole's Funny Picture Book No. 1" by Edward William Cole
He was hobbling along at a good speed, his eyes bent on the ground.
"The Wolf Patrol" by John Finnemore
In a minute or so a very irascible old woman hobbled to us from some mysterious lurking place among the reed huts.
"Gold" by Stewart White

In poetry:

while the wrecked thing that could
not bear the light nor hide
hobbled in its own blood.
My father reached my side,
gave me the fallen gun.
'End what you have begun.'
"Barn Owl" by Gwen Harwood
When the faltering periods lag,
Or his yawning audience flag,
When his speeches hobble vilely,
Or the House receives him drily,
Cheer, O! cheer him brother Bragge!
Cheer, O! cheer him brother Hiley!
"Ode To The" by George Canning
But waked, and walked the city, vicious village,
Fought through the traffic where the wild horn gobbled,
Bruised on the bumper, turned toward home, hobbled
Back, myself the house my neighbors pillage.
"Hero" by Paul Engle
The hills git awful quiet, when you have to camp alone.
It’s mighty apt to set a feller thinkin’.
You always half way waken when a hoss shoe hits a stone,
Or you hear the sound of hobble chains a clinkin’.
"Alone" by Bruce Kiskaddon
And I shriek and lie clammy and stark,
As the curse of a devil mounts higher,
Up--out of damnation and dark,
Up--a hobble of hoofs that is dire;
I feel that his mouth is a spark,
His features, of filth and of fire.
"The Dream Of Dread" by Madison Julius Cawein
Along the roads they came, and crossed
The fields, and o'er the hills were lost,
And in the evening reappeared;
Then short like hobbled horses reared,
And down upon the grass they plumped:
Alone their Jane to glory jumped.
"Jump-To-Glory Jane" by George Meredith

In news:

Inferior Arms Hobble Rebels in Libya War.
Brandon Roy's knee issues could hobble the Trail Blazers' future.
In earthquake-ravaged Haiti, daunting challenges hobble relief efforts.
Wary Banks Hobble Toxic-Asset Plan.
Don't hobble probe into Ashley Smith's death.
The wide receiver is still hobbled by a broken left foot, which has kept him out all season.
Inferior Arms Hobble Rebels in Libya War.
Hobbled D'Antoni decides to postpone Lakers debut.
Crutches lean against a tree, waiting for their owner to hobble back and claim them.
Would eliminating the state personal income tax help or hobble the economy.
Changes in tax laws hobble industry.
She hobbled back to her uncle.
Celtics hobbled sharpshooter Ray Allen hopes to locate missing shot.
Woman, 23, arrested, 'hobble strapped' at Hard Rock, ordered not to return.
A single miscue on Aprilia's part in specifying a shock and the Falco is hobbled for those of us with a penchant for barbecue sandwiches and the need for size-46 suits.