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Monday, June 10

Amble

[am-bəl]

Part of speech: verb

Origin: Old French, mid 14th century

1.

to move at a slow pace

2.

to walk casually and without a focused direction

Examples of Amble in a sentence

"There's nothing more relaxing than to amble around a lush garden on a warm day."

"We ambled through the park, going nowhere in particular, taking in the sights."

About Amble

Horse riding has led to the identification of several unique rhythms and patterns horses use to move at different speeds. These range from the slowest, a walk, to the fastest, a gallop. The quickest horses can gallop as fast as 40 miles per hour. For comparison, the fastest man in the world, Usain Bolt, tops out at 28 miles per hour. That's quite a bit faster than a casual amble through the park.

Did you Know?

The word amble originally described a specific gait of horses, a leisurely walk where the two legs on each side moved in unison.

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