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am·ble

 (ăm′bəl)
intr.v. am·bled, am·bling, am·bles
1. To walk slowly or leisurely; stroll.
2. To move along at an easy gait by using both legs on one side alternately with both on the other. Used of a horse.
n.
1. An unhurried or leisurely walk.
2. An easy gait, especially that of a horse.

[Middle English amblen, from Old French ambler, from Latin ambulāre, to walk.]

am′bler n.

ambling

(ˈæmblɪŋ)
n
the activity of walking at a leisurely pace
References in classic literature ?
Bhaer soon joined her, looking rather out of his element, and presently several of the philosophers, each mounted on his hobby, came ambling up to hold an intellectual tournament in the recess.
This worthy churchman rode upon a well-fed ambling mule, whose furniture was highly decorated, and whose bridle, according to the fashion of the day, was ornamented with silver bells.
From him Malambruno stole him by his magic art, and he has him now in his possession, and makes use of him in his journeys which he constantly makes through different parts of the world; he is here to-day, to-morrow in France, and the next day in Potosi; and the best of it is the said horse neither eats nor sleeps nor wears out shoes, and goes at an ambling pace through the air without wings, so that he whom he has mounted upon him can carry a cup full of water in his hand without spilling a drop, so smoothly and easily does he go, for which reason the fair Magalona enjoyed riding him greatly.
Turveydrop deporting himself so beautifully, when the latter came ambling up to me and entered into conversation.