lumber along

lumber along

to lope or walk along heavily and awkwardly. The horses were lumbering along very slowly because they were tired out. They were lumbering along, hoping to get there on time.
See also: lumber
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Are they being petulant when, in exchange for their money, they expect the MRT/LRT rush-hour queues, though frighteningly long, to at least lumber along smoothly, and the trains to be sufficient for their great numbers, not to conk out on dangerously defective rails or to overshoot metal barriers, not to leak when it rains, and to hum efficiently and quickly overhead, bearing them to the workplaces that galvanize commerce and industry?
Even the gigantic sauropods--they were 40 meters long and weighed 100 tons--could probably lumber along at 4 mph.
Commercial operations typically arrange compost in long windrows, and huge windrow turning machines lumber along, churning the piles as they go.
But, being mining machines rather than conventionally weaponized suits, they lumber along, making even battles against screenfilling creatures seem tame.
government still lumber along at 19th-century speed -- to our nation's detriment.
CLINTON - Those big piles of lumber along Route 110 on the Sterling border look like logging operations in the Northwest.
which makes us laugh to see the heart lumber along like an ox
As those autumn leaves fall, as the wind chills, those mountainous females who lumber along our summer streets, bare bellies wobbling along with muffin-tops, will, hopefully, slip a sweater over their gigantic jugs, a skirt over elephantine buttocks, and something, anything, to keep bingo-wings decently out of sight.
The fact that a log will produce low-value and high-value lumber along with other low-value waste by-products (e.
To score any points in the category, a detailed framing plan becomes part of the drawing package and includes specific lengths of lumber along with a detailed cut list and lumber order.
Having him lumber along also adds literary richness to a story that moves a little too much like a modern thriller despite the weight of its Victorian clothing.
factor - just look at its long curly eyelashes, the huge ears that flap realistically, the massive legs that lumber along at three miles an hour and its trunk that swirls mischievously spraying blasts of water at unsuspecting onlookers.
But despite the odds and limited space, he bought a forklift and a delivery truck and began stacking lumber along the fence so people could see he was in business.
Install two layers of lumber along the floor into the recessed edges of this small panel, fastened together face-to-face using foam and 2 1/2-inch No.
Twenty years ago you could set a direction for your business, define a value proposition, and then lumber along pursuing that.