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Saturday, September 28, 2013

gangle

\GANG-guhl\ , verb;
1.
to move awkwardly or ungracefully: A tall, stiff-jointed man gangled past.
Quotes:
His long arms and legs seemed to gangle around the compact dimensions of his pony. He drew to a halt.
-- Jane Smiley, The All-True Travels and Adventures of Lidie Newton, 1998
Those long legs that used to gangle could run.
-- E.J. Rath, The Brains of the Family, 1925
Origin:
Gangle arose in the 1960s as a back formation of the word gangling, a variant of the word gangrel.
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