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Friday, November 30, 2012

trundle

\TRUHN-dl\ , verb;
1.
To move or walk with a rolling gait.
Quotes:
They get her into a wheelbarrow and trundle her all over town.
-- Alice Munroe, Meneseteung
Fling leaflets down basements; expose them in stalls; trundle them along streets on barrows to be sold for a penny or given away.
-- Virginia Woolf, A Room of One's Own: Three Guineas
Origin:
Trundle, first used in the 1500s, may originate from the Old English trendel, "ring or disk," which is also the root of the modern English trend.
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