Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Strolling or walking around.

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  • verb Present participle of perambulate.

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  • adjective strolling or walking around

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Examples

  • Unaware of this idiosyncrasy, I used to carry a stick on my way through the streets into the surroundings, but left it at home on learning that I was regarded as a kind of perambulating earthquake.

    Old Calabria

  • a friend to Jingle; a kind of perambulating hydraulic.

    Pickwickian Studies

  • Next, after this perambulating skeleton, came the weirdest creature I have ever beheld.

    CHAPTER V

  • He was a perambulating skeleton, and could just drag along; but he got there.

    That Spot

  • They dragged themselves from the swamp singly, and in twos and threes, more dead than alive, mere perambulating skeletons, until at last there were thirty of us.

    CHAPTER XVIII

  • He saw the perambulating corpses, the ghastly death's heads of men who labored in the dye-rooms.

    The Mexican

  • We've been perambulating its creaky wooden aisles since we were in diapers, and walking through its front door feels like coming home for us in the same way as seeing the tall blue Olympics on the horizon or catching the salt breeze off the Sound.

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  • And, while it is not nice that these men should die, it is ordained that they must die, and we should not quarrel with them if they cumber our highways and kitchen stoops with their perambulating carcasses.

    THE TRAMP

  • We've been perambulating its creaky wooden aisles since we were in diapers, and walking through its front door feels like coming home for us in the same way as seeing the tall blue Olympics on the horizon or catching the salt breeze off the Sound.

    We Love You, Elliott Bay

  • In the far distance were disappearing two huge balls of color, orange and yellow, for all the world like perambulating poppies of cyclopean breed.

    The Golden Poppy

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