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Perambulation   Listen
noun
Perambulation  n.  
1.
The act of perambulating; traversing.
2.
An annual survey of boundaries, as of town, a parish, a forest, etc.
3.
A district within which one is authorized to make a tour of inspection. "The... bounds of his own perambulation." (Obs.)






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"Perambulation" Quotes from Famous Books



... to make another perambulation of the table; then when he had come to the door again he stopped, glaring in from the height of ...
— The Secret Agent - A Simple Tale • Joseph Conrad

... Love, Death, and Reputation, Three travellers, a tour together went; And, after many a long perambulation, Agreed to ...
— Books for Children - The Works of Charles and Mary Lamb, Vol. 3 • Charles and Mary Lamb

... literature." The expression used is, "We can imagine," &c. constituting a creation of the fancy rather than a positive portraiture. Certain it is that Johnson's dwelling was in the neighbourhood of Temple Bar at the time of the nocturnal perambulation alluded to; and that it was Savage (to whom he was so unaccountably attached, in spite of the "bastard's" frailties) who enticed the doctor from his bed to a midnight ramble. My primary mistake consists ...
— The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Vol. 13, - Issue 372, Saturday, May 30, 1829 • Various

... descriptive of the old roads of the south-west of England that we are tempted to quote it at length. It was written by the Rev. John Marriott, sometime vicar of Broadclist, Devon; and Mr. Rowe, vicar of Crediton, says, in his 'Perambulation of Dartmoor,' that he can readily imagine the identical lane near Broadclist, leading towards Poltemore, which might have ...
— The Life of Thomas Telford by Smiles • Samuel Smiles

... annual and supreme magistrate of that comitia or congregation, called king piper, without whose license it is not lawful for any of those citizens to enjoy the liberty of his calling; nor is he otherwise legitimately qualified (or civitate donatus) to lead apes or bears in any perambulation of the same. Mine host of the Bear, in Kiberton, the father of ale, and patron of good football and cudgel players, has any time since I can remember been ...
— The Commonwealth of Oceana • James Harrington



Words linked to "Perambulation" :   walkabout, U.K., Great Britain, meander, ramble, saunter, walk, Britain, promenade, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, amble



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