A very knowledgeable person, as in Ask Rob—he's a walking encyclopedia of military history. A similar expression, a walking dictionary, was used by George Chapman in his poem “Tears of Peace” (c. 1600).
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He wore white gloves, a dignified long black coat, and matching pants and vest, and he carried a dark walking stick.The Black Man Who Replaced Jefferson Davis in the Senate|Philip Dray|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
They became so brown and shriveled that they looked like walking beef jerky with New York accents.Powerful Congressman Writes About ‘Fleshy Breasts’|Asawin Suebsaeng|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The Walking Dead piled up an impressive body count in 2014, with Lizzie, Hershel, and Beth among its major casualties.The Red Viper, Zoe Barnes, and the Best Fictional Deaths of 2014|Melissa Leon|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Other footage shows him fleeing, keeping to a quick walk, jogging briefly, then walking again as he heads for a subway station.
After walking block after block holding that container, he had suddenly discarded it and was now clutching a gun.
Some weeks after, the creditor chanced to be in Boston, and in walking up Tremont street, encountered his enterprising friend.
All changes are to be Rang either by walking them (as the term is) or else Whole-pulls, or Half-pulls.Tintinnalogia, or, the Art of Ringing|Richard Duckworth and Fabian Stedman
A delightful instance of this fell under my own observation, as I was walking on Hampstead Heath.Children's Ways|James Sully
Why he did that, instead of walking around on the shore, Jimmy Rabbit couldn't understand.The Tale of Grandfather Mole|Arthur Scott Bailey
The evening previous to his death he was walking about the farm, in the full possession of all his faculties of mind and body.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell