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  • verb Present participle of wamble.


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  • Ah far, far, — Pray Sir, have you not a certain wambling Pain in your Stomach Sir, as it were Sir a — a Pain Sir.

    Sir Patient Fancy

  • After wambling and bumbling through several column-inches on the "political correctness" theme, Warren reveals his main point, borrowed from a right-wing American university professor:

    Archive 2009-09-01

  • Another is that no wonder we're throwing unquantifiable zillions down the black hole called counter-terrorism if Alan West's diagnosis of specific threat is as wambling as this.

    Ditch the Falklands

  • Spare therefore thy wambling nonsense, I desire thee; and leave this sweet excellence and me to our fate: that will determine for us, as it shall please itself: for as Cowley says,

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • ‘I be a poor wambling man, but I can make allowances,’ said William Worm.

    A Pair of Blue Eyes

  • I know I am only a poor wambling man that ‘ill never pay the Lord for my making, sir; but I can show the way in, sir.’

    A Pair of Blue Eyes

  • ‘Ay, sir, a weak wambling man am I; and the frying have been going on in my poor head all through the long night and this morning as usual; and I was so dazed wi’ it that down fell a piece of leg-wood across the shaft of the pony-shay, and splintered it off.

    A Pair of Blue Eyes

  • All the thin incapacity of that shadowy figure was pitilessly displayed; the desperate narrowness in that long, pale face; the wambling look of those pale, well-kept hands — all that made him such a ghost of a man.

    The Inn of Tranquillity: Studies and Essays

  • And there's always a little wiggle room for mushy mainstream wambling in the sermon, but it's been years and years now since the homily actually denied the divinity of Christ, so we're doing pretty well for a nondenominational service.

    Kenneth Hite's Journal

  • Gerard says, "The green leaves of the Fennel eaten, or the seed made into a ptisan, and drunk, do fill women's brestes with milk; also the seed if drunk asswageath the wambling of the stomacke, and breaketh the winde."

    Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure


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  • The growling noise a stomach makes. Isn't growling a good enough word?

    February 23, 2007

  • I think I like wambling even better. The sound food makes as it ambles through your digestive tract...

    February 23, 2007

  • Hmm. Not sure I'd want to eat anything that could still amble! ;-)

    February 27, 2007

  • ...I am amazed at the repetition of thy wambling nonsense.

    Lovelace to Belford, Clarissa by Samuel Richardson

    December 11, 2007

  • rumbling in your stomach: wambling.

    "He was so hungry he feared his teacher would hear the wambling coming from his insides."

    June 18, 2009