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Perambulate   Listen
Perambulate  v. t.  (past & past part. perambulated; pres. part. perambulating)  To walk through or over; especially, to travel over for the purpose of surveying or examining; to inspect by traversing; specifically, to inspect officially the boundaries of, as of a town or parish, by walking over the whole line.

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"Perambulate" Quotes from Famous Books

... demoralized class must be our grown up, unmarried sons, our bachelors and widowers, with women constantly in sight. Then how wickedly does the warden himself proceed in taking certain of his men among the women to work; and in permitting women and girls dressed up in their finery to perambulate freely about the shops and buildings in sight ...
— The Prison Chaplaincy, And Its Experiences • Hosea Quinby

... livid, and then told me I was an atheist, adding that nearly all writers of books were of the same evil persuasion as myself. I said that if I believed that the Maker of Heaven and Earth took any pleasure in seeing him perambulate a church with a cross and six wretched little boys who didn't understand a bit what they were doing, I should be an atheist indeed. I furthermore told him I believed in God, who upheld this glorious Universe by the mere expressed power of His thought, and I said I believed ...
— The Treasure of Heaven - A Romance of Riches • Marie Corelli

Words linked to "Perambulate" :   amble, walk, walk about, perambulation, walk around

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