Glossary

A glossary of terms related to walking. Compiled by the community.

Glossary of walking art

There are 3 definitions in this directory beginning with the letter B.
beat
to be out at night, as in β€œto beat the paths/streets/roads till all hours of the night.” from the Dictionary of Newfoundland English (University of Toronto Press, 1982). Many of these terms are from the 17th-century and were brought to Newfoundland with the settlers from England (the majority were from Wessex, mainly the counties of Dorset and Devon), and from Ireland (the majority were from a 30-mile radius of the city of Waterford). These terms survived here in Newfoundland after falling out of use in their original countries.
Submitted by: Marlene Creates

Beating the Bounds (going-a-ganging)
Walking the bounds of the parish on Rogation Day
Submitted by: Louise Ann Wilson

bimble
To amble without real aim, yet in a friendly and harmless manner. It's not required to acheive nothing, though it is a frequent side effect. Bimbling can be made a little more business like with a slight hunch of the shoulders. Tron and Enid whiled away many a Sunday afternoon on a pleasant bimble round the shops. Urban Dictionary
Submitted by: Jane Shepherd


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