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Saturday, April 23, 2011


\PER-i-gruh-neyt\ , verb;
To travel or journey, especially to walk on foot.
To travel or walk over; traverse.
The old show man and his literary coadjutor were already tackling their horses to the wagon, with a design to peregrinate southwest along the sea coast.
-- Nathaniel Hawthorne, Tales and sketches
It was likewise part of her duty to peregrinate the Square and its planted enclosure with little Roland (whose baptism had been a grand affair) for a daily airing, and then there was no mistress to watch her footsteps, or to know what associates she formed beyond the limited range of the drawing room windows.
-- Mrs. George Linnaeus Banks, The watchmaker's daughter and other tales
Peregrinate derives from the Latin peregrinatus, "in the act of transit."
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