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stumbling

an abnormal gait in which the animal does not fully extend the limb, the plantar surface is not properly placed with respect to the ground surface at the time of impact so that the limb is likely to collapse and the animal to fall.
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Paris: Third seed Victoria Azarenka overcame a first-set stumble to reach the French Open third round with a rain-disrupted 6-4 6-3 win over German Annika Beck on Thursday.
What's not clear is whether a natural event caused Mr Griffin to stumble or whether his death was just as a result of the collision.
25, is called "Roamin' Holiday: Christmas With The Humble Stumble.
He speaks of those who cause the little ones to stumble and of the terrible and eschatological consequences of being the cause of another's stumbling.
Emmylou Harris Stumble Into Grace Nonesuch / Warner
In the film the boys Anthony, 9, and Damian, 7, stumble upon pounds 229,320 from a bank robbery and decide to invest it.
Or, if you're staring at the display while you walk, you'll stumble like I did, repeatedly, and nearly drown it in water or smash it into the ground under your hand.
At her great age, any such slip or stumble is seen as serious, and it is understood that the Queen Mother was on her own when she stumbled.
None of us wants to cause children and youth to stumble on their way to Jesus.
So, put me down as feeling the odds are about 20 percent that the United States may also stumble in the next decade.
After a steady upward climb, resin prices began to stumble a bit in the last month or so.
Richards and stumble upstairs, bracing myself for the waiting room.