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


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  • When I reached the gate, it automatically swung open, and I tottled forward in too-big heeled boots onto the asphalt road.

    Haunted Honeymoon

  • But she took the papers anyway, got to her feet, broke up the promenading poodles and tottled away, telling her dog, "Come on Killer Yap, I need to watch some old ER Clooney to relax."

    Archive 2006-04-02

  • Alice had become Mrs. Augustus Cragin, and a little Alice tottled about the floor; but after supper, David still found his evening cigar on the oak stand, his needle-work slippers -- wrought by Alice's own hand -- in their place before the fender, and his big armchair rolled up close to the gas burner in the little back parlor at Cambridge.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol 3 No 3, March 1863 Devoted To Literature And National Policy

  • My brain tottled, but righted itself with relief, for it wuz not Josiah; it wuz probable some other woman's husband.

    Samantha at Coney Island and a Thousand Other Islands

  • Mebby them walls didn't stand so firm as the others did, and tottled more now and then.

    Samantha at Coney Island and a Thousand Other Islands

  • The last day at my house had tottled her faith, and her own married experience had finished the work.

    Samantha among the Brethren — Volume 1

  • Josiah sez, as a woman passed by with her hat drawed down over one eye, and a long quill standin 'out straight behind more'n a foot, an' her dress puckered in so 'round the bottom, she couldn't have took a long step if a mad dog wuz chasin' her -- to say nothin 'of bein' perched up on such high heels, that she fairly tottled when she walked.

    Samantha on the Woman Question

  • Nevertheless, she set the baby on the floor, who tottled out, and was seized by Glory, standing there in the dark entry, and pressed close in her poor, long-wearied, faithful arms.

    Faith Gartney's Girlhood

  • When weary with sewing and reading, I strolled to the poultry-yard, and heard Maum Nelly's stories of how twenty fine young turkeys had just tottled backward and died so; or how the minks and chicken-snakes had sucked half the fowl-eggs; or see her stuff pepper-corns down the young turkeys 'throats and pick the pip from the old fowls.

    Recollections of a Southern matron,

  • They hadn't known that Snazzle's baby had snacked on foxes and on wolverines long before he tottled.

    365 tomorrows


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