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  • n. The involuntary shortening of stride and quickening of gait that occurs in some diseases (e.g., Parkinson's disease)

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Haste; hurry.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Haste.
  • n. Specifically In medicine, involuntary hurrying in walking, observed in some nervous diseases.

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  • n. involuntary shortening of stride and quickening of gait that occurs in some diseases (e.g., Parkinson's disease)

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  • There's much that's expressed in a gait.
    We speak by the way we ambulate.
    While quick festination
    Betrays perturbation,
    A saunter asserts the world can wait.

    October 27, 2014