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hirple

/ (ˈhɪrpəl) Scot /
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verb (intr)
to limp
noun
a limping gait
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Word Origin for hirple

C15: of unknown origin
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How to use hirple in a sentence

  • Get you on that bicycle and hurry on, and I'll hirple after you the best I can.

    Huntingtower|John Buchan
  • She walked very slowly, leaning on a long staff, and she gave a bit hirple now and then, as if she were lame.

    The Scottish Fairy Book|Elizabeth W. Grierson
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