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v. per·am·bu·lat·ed, per·am·bu·lat·ing, per·am·bu·lates
1. To walk through.
2. To inspect (an area) on foot.
To walk about; roam or stroll.

[Latin perambulāre, perambulāt- : per-, per- + ambulāre, to walk; see ambhi in Indo-European roots.]

per·am′bu·la′tion n.
per·am′bu·la·to′ry (-lə-tôr′ē) adj.
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Adj.1.perambulating - strolling or walking around; "perambulating nursemaids with their charges"
mobile - moving or capable of moving readily (especially from place to place); "a mobile missile system"; "the tongue is...the most mobile articulator"
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References in classic literature ?
Perambulating refutations are ye, of belief itself, and a dislocation of all thought.
They dragged themselves from the swamp singly, and in twos and threes, more dead than alive, mere perambulating skeletons, until at last there were thirty of us.
But do you suppose I was going to walk into church beside a perambulating haystack like that?"
The greater part of the travellers were aware of this interruption, and, leaving the train, they began to engage such vehicles as the village could provide four-wheeled palkigharis, waggons drawn by zebus, carriages that looked like perambulating pagodas, palanquins, ponies, and what not.
Once, when the command had first come to the field, some perambulating veterans, noting the length of their column, had accosted them thus: "Hey, fellers, what brigade is that?" And when the men had replied that they formed a regiment and not a brigade, the older soldiers had laughed, and said, "O Gawd!"
His attitude towards a member of the peerage was that of the terrier to the perambulating cat.
You are a chimney, a living volcano, a perambulating smoke-stack, and you are a perfect disgrace, Martin dear, you know you are."
He saw the perambulating corpses, the ghastly death's heads of men who labored in the dye-rooms.
Stragglers arrived in groups continually; but once here those perambulating corpses separated; each begged for himself a place near a fire; repulsed repeatedly, they met again, to obtain by force the hospitality already refused to them.
"Walking--riding--yachting--I suppose the most momentous conversations of my life took place while perambulating the great court at Trinity.
Bishop, mentally perambulating among paths of peace, was altogether swallowed up in absence of mind.
But having a keen ear for impish sentiment, your perambulating pensioner heard pleasure purr behind his message.