from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. uneven, rugged
  • adj. hobbling, walking with a hobble (unbalanced tread).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Rough; uneven; causing one to hobble; as a hobbly road.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Full of holes; rough; uneven, as a road.


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  • Good to see you around, even if it's just a wee hobbly bit.

    The Babe Is Back

  • And flirting with hobbly bobbly certainly does not help.

    Buy Zuma Dogg's Silence

  • Wherever the trotting, treacherous pasture faltered between hobbly, rock-strewn glare and soft, lush-carpeted spots of shade, she chose the hobbly, rock-strewn glare!

    Little Eve Edgarton

  • Where the hobbly lane curved darkly into a meadow through a snarl of winter-stricken willows the rattle of a loose window-pane smote quite distinctly on the ear.

    Peace on Earth, Good-will to Dogs

  • Under her feet the smoothish village road turned suddenly into the harsh and hobbly ruts of a country lane.

    Peace on Earth, Good-will to Dogs

  • I took a short cut for better speed, but it was a hobbly road.

    Stories of Comedy

  • And later, as I left to go out, I saw a most unusual sight (after this earlier one): a turkey on the roof of a two-story apartment, balancing there, then noticing it had been spotted by yours truly, and I heard it’s hobbly scraggling down the other side of the roof, and then bursting sound of flapping wings, and the next moment it was safely ensconced high up in a redwood tree.

    2010 March 15 « The BookBanter Blog


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