Each novella in this book unfolds slowly, ambling through expository digressions with confidence.
ambling behind him is a handful of walkers, which Abraham dispatches in a matter of seconds.
And he could keep order in the halls just by ambling through them.
The cavalcade was ambling along toward the branding pen, which was in the bottom of a coulie.
Morgan watched him ambling leisurely away in the sunlight and the dust.
His eyes did not leave the huge beast, ambling along a dozen paces ahead of him, or the slip of a girl who rode him.
Which, accordingly, the boy proceeded to do, ambling off as quickly as possible.
He's bound to know he isn't much of a man, and no young girl would have him, so lately he's been ambling 'round Miss Bray.
The approach had evidently been at a slovenly, ambling pace.
The big dog that had been ambling toward the house when he arrived was now lying on the stoop.
early 14c., from Old French ambler "walk as a horse does," from Latin ambulare "to walk, to go about, take a walk," perhaps a compound of ambi- "around" (see ambi-) and -ulare, from PIE root *el- "to go" (cf. Greek ale "wandering," alaomai "wander about;" Latvian aluot "go around or astray"). Until 1590s used only of horses or persons on horseback. Related: Ambled; ambling. As a noun, from late 14c.