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stumbles

(ˈstəmblæz)
1. and stum [st?m] and stumble-bumbles (ˈstəmblæˈbəmblæz) n. barbiturates; sedatives; tranquilizers; alcohol. (Drugs.) Kelly was shocked to find a handful of stumble-bumbles in his brother’s jeans.
2. n. the inability to stand up and walk straight. I guess I have the stumbles today. Not enough sleep, I guess.
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Our Lord said that one who walks in the night stumbles "because the light fails him" (John 11:10).
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men's gymnastics team was still so good, that even with a few stumbles and bumbles, it was in first place after Sunday's preliminaries of the World Gymnastics Championships in front of 5,132 at the Pond.