American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Gymnastics, such as somersaults, rolls, and handsprings, performed without the use of specialized apparatus.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of falling; also, the act of turning somersaults, and the like; specifically, the action of the tumbler pigeon in flight.
- Falling; fleeting; passing; transitory.
- v. present participle of tumble.
GNU Webster's 1913
- a. & vb. n. from tumble, v.
- n. the gymnastic moves of an acrobat
“These elements come together because writer-director Christopher Nolan, who did the last two "Batman" films, is a master at creating what he calls a tumbling forward quality, where you're being pulled into the action.”
“You have to be streetwise," said knotholer Tim Coppola, looking up at another hazard: objects such as beer bottles tumbling from the stadium wall above.”
“And if you break your leg tumbling from a tree stand, it's little comfort to know that Tiger Woods could tee up and clear the distance that stands between you and help.”
“Guess what came tumbling from the stroller when I opened it?”
“Evening it up gender-wise, no one ever hit quite so many branches tumbling from the ugly tree as George Gardiner, a man so 'homely' that he appears to be blocked from google image searches.”
“As they fly they call a tumbling silvery trill, musical and intimate, that seems to keep them together and makes you look up.”
“Supermanâs true enemies are disasters like earthquakes and hurricanes, jet planes tumbling from the sky, enormous meteors that would crush cities.”
“Add that to the endless energy of the average preschooler and I am wondering should I put him in tumbling or karate?”
“It brought Napoleon tumbling from a throne at the height of his power, and has ruined more men and more women, caused wreck and injury to more kingdoms and more states, than all the other temptations, probably, to which individual rulers have been subject.”
“The Amish call it tumbling blocks, but the real reason I made a version of it was that when I was 18 and moved to New York to go to Parsons, Parsons had a relationship with NYU -- we could take our academics there -- and when I was getting a tour of the library the tour guide pointed to the floor, which is in this tumbling blocks pattern, and talked about how the architect chose this design as a suicide prevention.”
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Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward Iâ€™ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth of sun-split clouds, â€” and done a hu...
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