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  • The greedy, gallumphing idiot was secretly filmed as she boasted about fixing introductions to her ex-husband, Prince Andrew.

    Sarah Ferguson Caught In Bribery Scandal

  • I have nothing to add regarding Erbe's intelligent, tucked-in characterization, but I think an additional reason the Eames-Goren relationship plays so niftily is that she's so poised and delicate-featured, he so mallet-headed and gallumphing (swiveling his waist halfway around to make a rhetorical point).

    Rodgers and Heart: James Wolcott

  • I took a course in Alexander Technique once that required us to walk around the room and study each others walks and I can safely say that this gallumphing promenade bore little resemblance to the unfoldings inside Balanchine's snow-sparkled winter palace.

    Dancing and Trancing: James Wolcott

  • I have tennis strokes that do me little good and a big gallumphing stride.

    Squash … Here At The New Yorker, Part Two: Alex Beam

  • On other matters: Rick Kleffel speaks sweetly of Brasyl here --publication date is creeping up scarily on me, as is a deadline for a gallumphing space-opera commission for Gardner Dozois.

    Oh, teh drama...

  • The party line was that Reality TV shows were made by dumb people for dumb people, and consisted of nothing more idiots gallumphing around the tube making fools of themselves.

    The Re-Wedding

  • The beast's sharpedged buzzard beak was wide open as it came gallumphing straight at me, the growl escalating into a raspy bellow.

    Perseus Spur

  • Other delightful examples are “gallumphing” (galloping in triumph) and “chortle” (chuckle and snort).

    Knotted Tongues

  • All this gallumphing about is getting you into trouble, Jan. You need a much stricter routine.

    Hard Rain

  • If you try to approach he will remain where he is until his warning sneezes have alarmed all the other animals, and finally, when all have fled, he goes gallumphing along in the rear.

    In Africa Hunting Adventures in the Big Game Country

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  • I'm pretty sure this is supposed to have one 'l'.

    August 26, 2009

  • Adj. Ponderous, slow - the opposite of dainty.

    December 2, 2007