1-11) `There is a land Ellopia with much glebe and rich meadows, and rich in flocks and shambling kine.
All these the Taphians, famous shipmen, slew in fight for oxen with shambling hoofs,.
A shuffling quick step on the path; a running grumble of unmistakable threats; a shambling
moonlit figure seen in glimpses through the leaves, very near us for an instant, then hidden by the shrubbery as he passed within a few yards of our hiding-place.
He ran once, but the long gown clogged him so that he slowed down into a shambling
walk, and finally plumped into the heather once more.
She passed on, walking with a curious, shambling
gait, and soon she disappeared on her way to the village.
An instant afterwards there appeared a little wizened fellow with a cringing manner and a shambling
style of walking.
They were Chinese, with expressionless, Sphinx-like faces, and they walked in peculiar shambling
fashion, dragging their feet as if the clumsy brogans were too heavy for their lean shanks.
The great head drooped more and more under its tree of horns, and the shambling
trot grew weak and weaker.
Parson Tringham had spoken truly when he said that our shambling
John Durbeyfield was the only really lineal representative of the old d'Urberville family existing in the county, or near it; he might have added, what he knew very well, that the Stoke-d'Urbervilles were no more d'Urbervilles of the true tree then he was himself.