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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To walk with a shuffling gait, as one lame or deformed.
  • To distort; deform; render shapeless or slipshod.

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  • "I do mean to commit suicide, though I am getting my tea!" she snapped. "Indeed, I never meant to come home at all; I found myself running up the Mound from sheer force of habit. Did you never hear that human beings are creatures of habit? And now I'm here I might as well get myself something to eat. Besides, I'm not going shauchling down to the Dean Bridge in wet shoes either." She kicked them off and moved for a time with a certain conscious pomp, setting out the butter and the milk and the sugar with something of a sacramental air, and sometimes sobbing at the thought of how far the journey through the air would be after she had let go the Dean Bridge balustrade.

    - Rebecca West, The Judge

    July 29, 2009