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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hob·ble v. i. [imp. & p. p. Hobbled p. pr. & vb. n. Hobbling ]
 1. To walk lame, bearing chiefly on one leg; to walk with a hitch or hop, or with crutches.
    The friar was hobbling the same way too.   --Dryden.
 2. To move roughly or irregularly; -- said of style in writing.
    The hobbling versification, the mean diction.   --Jeffreys.