from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To stagger
- v. To rock or roll, like a curved body on a plane.
- v. To stutter, stammer
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To stumble.
- intransitive v. To rock or roll, as a curved body on a plane.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To stumble; trip; stagger; reel; rock or roll.
One interesting tit-bit about this story is London's use of the word "titubate."
It struck me, therefore, on reviewing this case, that the more the people drank, the more they would titubate, by which word it was that I expressed the reeling and stumbling of intoxication.
If they drank abominably, then of course they would titubate abominably; and titubating abominably, inevitably they would spill in the same ratio.
The more they drank, the more they would titubate; the more they titubated the more they would spill;
Spilling nearly all, how could they leave to themselves anything worth speaking of to drink yet again, if they drank nothing worth speaking of, how could they titubate?
He described Tommy Smith of Liverpool as being a "dyspeptic water buffalo", and had this to say about Manchester City's Georgi Kinkladze: "Kinkladze - twinkle, twinkle, twirl, tantalise, titillate, titubate.