Mosey vs Hobble - What's the difference?
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Mosey is a related term of hobble.
As verbs the difference between mosey and hobble
is that mosey
is (chiefly|us|dialectal) to set off, get going; to start a journey while hobble
is to fetter by tying the legs; to restrict (a horse) with hobbles.
As a noun hobble is
short straps tied between the legs of unfenced horses, allowing them to wander short distances but preventing them from running off.
* mosy, mozey, mozy
(chiefly, US, dialectal) To set off, get going; to start a journey.
*1910 , , Kilmeny of the Orchard , chapter 1:
*:Haven't got time. I must mosey up to the North End to see a man who has got a lovely throat. Nobody can find out what is the matter. He has puzzled all the doctors.
(chiefly, US, dialectal) To amble; to walk or proceed in a leisurely manner.
*1919 , , A Man Four-Square , chapter 6:
*:We'll mosey along toward the river. Kinder take it easy an' drift the herd down slow so as to let the cattle put on flesh.
* Associated especially with the dialect of the Old West.
(en noun) (usually in plural )
Short straps tied between the legs of unfenced horses, allowing them to wander short distances but preventing them from running off.
An unsteady, off-balance step.
* tether (rope)
To fetter by tying the legs; to restrict (a horse) with hobbles.
To walk lame, or unevenly.
- (Charles Dickens)
(figurative) To move roughly or irregularly.
- The friar was hobbling the same way too.
To perplex; to embarrass.
- The hobbling versification, the mean diction.
* hobble skirt