lumbering lumbering  /ˈləm bə rɪŋ/


  1. (n) the trade of cutting or preparing or selling timber
  2. (adj) slow and laborious because of weight



  1. And while the lumbering Scud launchers can be observed from satellites, the fold-up Qassam-2 can be concealed and assembled within minutes.
  2. On the way there, through rickshaw traffic jams and past lumbering cows, a local doctor briefed them on the slum's 9,000 residents and five health-care workers.
  3. As a blood-red sun was sinking behind the thorn trees on the Zambezi escarpment, a lumbering Air Rhodesia Viscount airliner took off from Kariba on a flight to Salisbury.


  1. Titanfall's contrast between agility and agitation

    There is a stark contrast between pilots and titans in Titanfall , the new multiplayer-centric shooter from Respawn Entertainment. As a footsoldier, players are mice - hard to hit and scurrying from one crumbled hovel to the next. The titans stand tall, lumbering death dealers in a constant sense of agitation, ever at the ready and percolating with malevolent intent. It makes for a very ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Joystiq

  2. Jonah Keri On Baltimore's Heavy-hitting Chris Davis - Grantland

    For the first 1,495 at-bats of his career, Chris Davis looked like a thousand big, lumbering, mediocre sluggers before him. He didn't run well and didn't field well.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: The Huffington Post


  1. "My character works in the film industry, where actors are really readers who tell completely factual stories," Gervais said. "My character's a loser who's about to lose his job, and who's lumbering through the 1300s. All he's got to work...
    on Sep 12, 2007 By: Ricky Gervais Source:

  2. "He's a big, slow, lumbering guy, he's built that way. And a lot of lefties, they fall to that third-base side, but still, he needs to get over there," said Blue Jays manager John Gibbons.
    on Apr 8, 2008 By: John Gibbons Source: Toronto Star

  3. "I was wiped out on pills," Osbourne told the newspaper. "I couldn't talk. I couldn't walk. I could barely stand up. I was lumbering about like the Hunchback of Notre Dame. It got to the point where I was scared to close my eyes at night...
    on Dec 7, 2003 By: Ozzy Osbourne Source: CNN

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