Tumbling barrel

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Tumbling barrel Same as Rumble n., 4.
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Usage

In literature:

After awhile they tumbled every barrel into the river.
"An Outcast of the Islands" by Joseph Conrad
He tumbled from the rick, rolled the line about the barrel, and pushed vigorously for what might be the horse.
"Sir Gibbie" by George MacDonald
Mr. Colver was thrown violently from the wagon's high seat into the road, among the tumbling heavy boxes and barrels.
"Out of the Triangle" by Mary E. Bamford
He lowered the barricade at the window, and a barrel of snow tumbled in about his feet.
"The Wolf Hunters" by James Oliver Curwood
One barrel is fortunately left, and the drake comes tumbling to the ground.
"Highways & Byways in Sussex" by E.V. Lucas
I let fly; down tumbled a bird, and the next barrel was even more fortunate than the first, for two birds were brought to the ground.
"Dick Onslow" by W.H.G. Kingston
He took good aim, fired both barrels at him, and tumbled him off the rock into a small bush beside it.
"Hunting the Lions" by R.M. Ballantyne
Sometimes they would tumble the blazing barrels over, and roll them up and down the street.
"A Boy's Town" by W. D. Howells
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In news:

Oil tumbled as low as $80.11 a barrel in New York before trading at $80.26.
Crude oil prices tumbled this week to the lowest price since early July, trading under $85 per barrel on Wednesday.
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