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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to a plant, often one without tendrils, that sprawls or climbs.

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  • verb Present participle of clamber.

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Examples

  • The Spies performed prodigies of activity in clambering over the rooftops and cutting the streamers that fluttered from the chimneys.

    Nineteen Eighty-Four

  • An early foray into a crumbling French chateau begins as a bouncy test of Drake's athletic clambering, which is sharper and more fluid, but it quickly turns into a mad dash as the bad guys turn up and burn the relic to the ground.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Right now I do yoga, trail running, and clambering around on bars like a monkey.

    Michael Boblett: Exercise for Life -- Not Looks!

  • Daydreaming tiredly, I suddenly caught sight of hundreds of motley padlocks - without keys - attached to the wire mesh stretching well above reach and presumably meant to prevent would-be suicides from clambering over the guardrails.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • Last year, my partner Ro and I explored the islands of Inis Meán and Inis Oirr, clambering over dry-stone walls, walking down ancient boreens accompanied by Tim Robinson's increasingly dog-eared map.

    A Different Stripe:

  • Right now I do yoga, trail running, and clambering around on bars like a monkey.

    Michael Boblett: Exercise for Life -- Not Looks!

  • Daydreaming tiredly, I suddenly caught sight of hundreds of motley padlocks - without keys - attached to the wire mesh stretching well above reach and presumably meant to prevent would-be suicides from clambering over the guardrails.

    Cosmic mysteries

  • The author's gaze is unflinching, whether surveying a trapped farm animal ("the cow screams at me again with those eyes") or a stabbed man's final moments ("the kid's bare feet were slapping the wood floor, slapping down hard like he was clambering to the crest of a hill that wasn't there").

    In Brief: Mystery

  • One day, as we were clambering into the car, I looked down and saw something to make me smile.

    Editor's Query: Tell us about a time when a storm resulted in something surprising

  • Thao and the Get Down Stay Down - Know Better Learn Faster - The second “major” release from this group of clambering musicians comes a set of happy sounding, deeper-meaning tunes to kick the fall off right.

    '30 Rock' is back (and therefore on our Must List). What are you Musting this week? | EW.com

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