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dodder along

To walk or move along slowly and unsteadily, as is common in the elderly. I stayed with grandpa as he doddered along with his walker, but the kids ran ahead of us.
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dodder along

to walk along unsteadily, as in old age. Both of the elderly ladies doddered along very slowly. We dodder along because we can't go any faster.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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"There is need to sensitise the public on the impact of the Dodder weed," said Ms Abigael Koech, a phytosanitary expert at the Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate.
The presence of dodder increased in the alfalfa fields in the city of Van as alfalfa production increased (Yildirim and Tepe, 2014; Anac et al., 2011).
Caption: One of the dodder vines, Cuscuta reflexa, twines over neighboring plants and sucks the life out of them--unless they have a wooden-stake gene.
Due to the rapid growth rate of the dodder parasite, it was difficult to control the number of stems connecting donor and receiver plants.
Violaxanthin was estimated from the peak area to be 11.8[+ or -]7.8[micro]g per gram of dodder.
For the most part, the 100 to 170 dodder species have abandoned both photosynthesis and normal roots, the standard means that plants use to acquire food.
For instance, hypothesizing that FAQ I was characterized by serious theoretical problems due to vague terminology, Miller and Dodder (1980) developed a revised version of the instrument.
Dodder's many other names include love vine, knot weed, strangleweed, stranglevine, angel's hair, goldthread, devil's ringlet, hell-bind, hairweed, devil's hair, hailweed and witches' shoelaces.The weed builds a canopy on the host tree or plant and casts thousands of tendrils to form a dense spectacle before it strangles it to death.
Much has been written about the River Dodder's flora and fauna and folklore and legend, but McEntee and Corcoran concentrate on the engineering history and topography, though they do not neglect other issues of the river and the Bohernabreena Reservoirs.
The Leopardstown stewards obviously saw something in Manning's riding of Slieve Mish, runner-up in the 7f Dodder Handicap, to give him a two-day ban.
Dodder Walk should complete the treble in the 45-60 handicap having filled the runner-up spot on his last two visits here.
Dodder is a wiry, orange vine that steals water and nutrients from other plants.
Allen, based at Garlow Cross near Navan, missed out on the 16-1 shot's victory over Dodder Walk, who had won one of the trial races on Dundalk's Polytrack surface on Tuesday.
In another notable men's third round clash, veterans Jonas Bjorkman, from Sweden, and Australian Wayne Arthurs, boasting a combined age of 71, were due to dodder onto Court 13 for an intriguing tussle.