Meekings was at least able to hirple
to the touchline as Hayes made way on a stretcher to get him down the tunnel and off to Ninewells Hospital.
is a British word meaning "to limp"; CURPLE means hindquarters or buttocks, especially of a horse; CHILVER (British dialect) means "ewe lamb" or "ewe mutton.
First, Parks sent a longrange penalty narrowly wide - then skipper Ally Kellock was forced to hirple
off with a knee problem.
by, dog walkers pad past, a cyclist claims right of way, a cormorant hangs out its wings to dry and a couple hug and peck on a damp bench.
Auden may have coined some of these words from their Latin root, or come across them in sources not read by OED readers, but occasionally it seems undeniable that OED was his inspiration: in 'A Bad Night: A Lexical Exercise', the word hirple
, 'to move with a gait between walking and crawling', is to be found in one of OED's citations for hoast, to cough, which occurs later in the poem.
The 'Morritt circular' begins over lush pastureland where a dotterel pretends to hirple
as it lures us away from its simple grass-level nest.
Anyway, that buggered my grand entrance to the protest gathering and I had to hirple
up the riverside with my stick (I am surprised that they did not take that away ( after all, I might have hurled it across the Tyne and felled old "Two Jags and double chips, please love").
I will hirple
in and get a chair put out beside the dug-out so that I can sit there and watch the game.
Incidentally, since I became temporarily crippled, I've noticed that the amount of time the green man flashes is hardly sufficient for anyone who has to hirple
to get even half way across a road.
So I go for a general wax and afterwards hirple
round the shops with sair legs walking like John Wayne.
So what on earth moved Sir Peter Ustinov, left, to traipse - sorry, hirple
- around the globe in Mark Twain's footsteps for the series Planet Ustinov?
- when a person struggles to walk or runs with a limp (Scots).