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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of hirple.

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Examples

  • Then Mike craned suddenly forward to give the straight little legs a wicked nip, and Jinty fled with shrieks, to the proud ecstasy of the raven, who "hirpled" at her heels into the dining-room, into the learned presence of the old professor, by whom the mischievous Mike was welcomed as if he were a prince of the blood.

    The Empire Annual for Girls, 1911

  • "hirpled," as we say, towards me very warily; then, seeing the rope bound about me, and the cloth in my mouth, he drew his dagger, but not to cut my bonds.

    A Monk of Fife

  • The Fiscal hirpled along in his tight knee-breeches looking down with vain satisfaction now and then at the ruffles of his shirt and the box-pleated frills that were dressed very snodly and cunningly by

    Gilian The Dreamer His Fancy, His Love and Adventure

  • His left foot hirpled, either in trick or infirmity.

    The Lame Priest

  • "Oor minister is yin that looks deep intil the workings o 'his ain heart," said Margate, as she hirpled homeward.

    The Lilac Sunbonnet

  • About midnight, however, it pleased HIM, whose breath is the tempest, to be more sparing with the whip of His displeasure on our poor bark, as she hirpled on in her toilsome journey through the waters; and I was enabled, through His strength, to lift my head from the pillow of sickness, and ascend the deck, where I thought of

    The Ayrshire Legatees, or, the Pringle family

  • Never a man went forth, bowed down with a recent shame, wounded and wincing from the public gaze, but that old rogue hirpled up to him, and lisped with false smoothness: "Thirce me, neebour, I'm thorry for ye!

    The House with the Green Shutters

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