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luhm buh ring

  • n  the trade of cutting or preparing or selling timber
  • v  move heavily or clumsily
  • v  cut lumber, as in woods and forests
  • s  slow and laborious because of weight
    moved with a lumbering sag-bellied trot

  • They're lumbering, quarrelsome and predictable in their movements and, says Houpt, "40% of them wind of them up in the belly of lions.
  • And while the lumbering Scud launchers can be observed from satellites, the fold-up Qassam-2 can be concealed and assembled within minutes.
  • Teeming with bird and marine life, giant ferns and towering mangrove plants whose roots straddle land and water like the legs of lumbering animals, the creeks and swamps of the .
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  • 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 ...
    June 12, 2013 - Joystiq
  • 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.
    June 7, 2013 - The Huffington Post

  • Ricky Gervais in
    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...
  • John Gibbons in Toronto Star
    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.
  • Ozzy Osbourne in CNN
    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...

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