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- n. Plural form of hobbler.
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Go ask the Earl of Oxford for a hundred men-at-arms and as many hobblers, that you may ride round the mound yonder, and so fall upon them unseen.
Behind the knights, who were forbidden to scatter and must always follow the King's person, there was a body of twenty or thirty hobblers or mounted bowmen, together with several squires, unarmed themselves but leading spare horses upon which the heavier part of their knights 'equipment was carried.
Special efforts were made to equip the army, and lovers of ancient precedent were dismayed when the king called upon all men of property to equip archers, hobblers, or men-at-arms, according to their substance, that they might serve abroad at the king's wages.
Here aged hobblers and white-haired seniors, bowed mothers and women advanced in years, walled round him in happy throng.
It didn't like competing against Microsoft, so it called in the Clinton Administration's legal hobblers to help.
That's a pretty good hypothesis but I posed this scenario: Perhaps hobblers knit.
There was a small group of us hobblers that had plenty to keep us occupied while waiting to heal.