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 for shuffling
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Shuffle \Shuf"fle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Shuffled; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Shuffling.] [Originally the same word as scuffle, and
     properly a freq. of shove. See Shove, and Scuffle.]
     1. To shove one way and the other; to push from one to
        another; as, to shuffle money from hand to hand.
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     2. To mix by pushing or shoving; to confuse; to throw into
        disorder; especially, to change the relative positions of,
        as of the cards in a pack.
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              A man may shuffle cards or rattle dice from noon to
              midnight without tracing a new idea in his mind.
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     3. To remove or introduce by artificial confusion.
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              It was contrived by your enemies, and shuffled into
              the papers that were seizen.          --Dryden.
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     To shuffe off, to push off; to rid one's self of.
     To shuffe up, to throw together in hastel to make up or
        form in confusion or with fraudulent disorder; as, he
        shuffled up a peace.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Shuffling \Shuf"fling\, a.
     1. Moving with a dragging, scraping step. "A shuffling nag."
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     2. Evasive; as, a shuffling excuse. --T. Burnet.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Shuffling \Shuf"fling\, v.
     In a shuffling manner.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: walking with a slow dragging motion without lifting your
           feet; "from his shambling I assumed he was very old" [syn:
           shamble, shambling, shuffle, shuffling]
      2: the act of mixing cards haphazardly [syn: shuffle,
         shuffling, make]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  203 Moby Thesaurus words for "shuffling":
     Micawberish, adrift, afloat, alternating, alternation, ambling,
     amorphous, backward, bickering, boggling, capricious, captious,
     captiousness, cautious, caviling, changeable, changeful, chicane,
     chicanery, choplogic, circumspect, claudicant, convulsion,
     crawling, creeping, creeping like snail, dallying, delaying,
     deliberate, derangement, desultory, deviable, dilatory,
     dillydallying, disarrangement, discomposure, dislocation, disorder,
     disorganization, disturbance, dizzy, dodging, easy, easygoing,
     eccentric, equivocating, equivocation, equivocatory, erratic,
     evasion, evasive, faltering, fast and loose, fencing, fickle,
     fitful, flagging, flickering, flighty, flitting, fluctuating,
     fluctuation, foot-dragging, freakish, gentle, giddy, gradual,
     hairsplitting, halting, hedging, hobbled, hobbling, idle,
     impetuous, impulsive, inconsistent, inconstant, indecisive,
     indolent, infirm, insanity, irregular, irresolute, irresponsible,
     lackadaisical, laggard, lagging, languid, languorous, lax, lazy,
     leisurely, limping, lingering, logic-chopping, loitering,
     lumbering, mazy, mercurial, misarrangement, moderate, moody,
     nit-picking, oscillation, paltering, parrying, pendulation,
     perturbation, pettifoggery, petty, picayune, poking, poky,
     prevarication, procrastinating, procrastinative, procrastinatory,
     pussyfooting, quibbling, rambling, relaxed, reluctant, remiss,
     restless, roving, sauntering, scatterbrained, seesawing, shapeless,
     shifting, shifty, sidestepping, slack, slothful, slow,
     slow as death, slow as molasses, slow as slow, slow-crawling,
     slow-foot, slow-going, slow-legged, slow-moving, slow-paced,
     slow-poky, slow-running, slow-sailing, slow-stepped, sluggish,
     snail-paced, snaillike, spasmodic, spineless, staggering,
     strolling, subterfuge, teeter-tottering, teetering, tentative,
     tergiversation, toddling, tortoiselike, tottering, trichoschistic,
     trichoschistism, trifling, trivial, trudging, turtlelike,
     unaccountable, uncertain, uncontrolled, undependable,
     undisciplined, unfixed, unhurried, unpredictable, unreliable,
     unrestrained, unsettled, unstable, unstable as water, unstaid,
     unsteadfast, unsteady, vacillating, vacillation, vagrant, variable,
     variation, vicissitude, vicissitudinary, vicissitudinous, volatile,
     waddling, wandering, wanton, wavering, wavery, wavy, wayward,
     whimsical, wishy-washy

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