Scam"ble (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Scambled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Scambling.] [Cf. OD. schampelen to deviate, to slip, schampen to go away, escape, slip, and E. scamper, shamble.]


To move awkwardly; to be shuffling, irregular, or unsteady; to sprawl; to shamble.

"Some scambling shifts." Dr. H. More. "A fine old hall, but a scambling house." Evelyn.


To move about pushing and jostling; to be rude and turbulent; to scramble.

"The scambling and unquiet time did push it out of . . . question."



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Scam"ble, v. t.

To mangle.




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