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ho buhl

  • n  a shackle for the ankles or feet
  • n  the uneven manner of walking that results from an injured leg
  • v  walk impeded by some physical limitation or injury
    The old woman hobbles down to the store every day
  • v  hamper the action or progress of
    The chairman was hobbled by the all-powerful dean
  • v  strap the foreleg and hind leg together on each side (of a horse) in order to keep the legs on the same side moving in unison
    hobble race horses

  • Hobble, hobble, hobblecrutches stumped up the pavement to the White House.
  • It does not behoove His Church to try to hobble their minds or inhibit their search for new insights into truth.
  • That's important: one reason so many cell phones are lame is that cell-phone-service providers hobble developers with lame rules about what they can and can't do.
News & Articles

  • Former Palm CEO Jon Rubinstein calls sale to HP 'a waste'
    Three years after the $1.2 billion acquisition, Rubinstein says it's unlikely he would do the deal knowing that HP would hobble WebOS. Originally posted at News - Mobile
    June 12, 2013 - CNET
  • Sports summary
    Shelley’s Tommy Higham captures IGA match play      Brigham Young University golfer Tommy Higham of Hobble Creek Golf Course in Springville, Utah defeated younger brother Keifer Higham of Shelley and Idaho Falls Country Club 6 & 5 Sunday at The Valley Club to win the Idaho Golf Association’s Men’s Match Play title in a field of 18 golfers.
    June 12, 2013 - Idaho Mountain Express and Guide
  • Invasive reed threatens millions in restoration
    Millions have been spent on the ecological restoration of Utah Lake, including cash to create new sanctuaries for endangered fish on Hobble Creek. But a simple reed threatens to ruin it all.
    June 10, 2013 - Provo Daily Herald

  • Tom Brady in New York Times
    I was just trying to get in the house as fast as I could,Brady added. "I was trying to hobble along. It caught me off guard. Those places I used to go for refuge aren't necessarily the places to go anymore."
  • Sir Alex Ferguson in Times Online
    It was panic,Ferguson said. "We are relieved. When we saw him hobble off, you are hoping when you send him for a scan, you get some good news. And it could have been worse given the way he hobbled off. But it's out of the way, we can put...

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