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VAGABOND. One who wanders about idly, who has no certain dwelling. The ordinances of the French define a vagabond almost in the same terms. Dalloz, Dict. Vagabondage. See Vattel, liv. 1, Sec. 219, n.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Critique: An inherently fascinating and skillfully presented travelogue, "Vagabonding Through Retirement: Unusual Wanders Far From Our Paris Houseboat" is thoroughly entertaining and absorbing read from beginning to end.
But for people like teacher and author Roll Potts, home is temporary and work just supports their real avocation--traveling or vagabonding. "Vagabonding is not merely a ritual of getting immunizations and packing suitcases.
Born and raised in Winnipeg from Icelandic parents, Charlie Thorson spent a good deal of his life drawing advertising copy for Eaton's catalogues, drinking with his buddies, vagabonding, living in hotels, eating in restaurants and falling in love with good-looking women.