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  • n. Obsolete form of stampede.

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Examples

  • We perceived that the crowds of flying animals had succeeded in finding, some way further down an ascent to the opposite prairie; and as the earth and rocks still trembled, we knew that the "estampede" had not ceased, and that the millions of fugitives had resumed their mad career.

    Monsieur Violet

  • We perceived that the crowds of flying animals had succeeded in finding, some way further down, an ascent to the opposite prairie; and as the earth and rocks still trembled, we knew that the "estampede" had not ceased, and that the millions of fugitives had resumed their mad career.

    Travels and Adventures of Monsieur Violet

  • "estampede" of herds of wild cattle and other animals.

    Monsieur Violet

  • "estampede," of herds of wild cattle and other animals.

    Travels and Adventures of Monsieur Violet

  • One day that we had stopped to refresh ourselves near a spring, we removed the bridles from our horses, to allow them to graze a few minutes, but the savant's cursed beast took precisely that opportunity of giving us a sample of his estampede.

    Monsieur Violet

  • The Texan expedition, on its way to Santa Fé, once lost ninety four horses by an estampede.

    Monsieur Violet

  • On another occasion, on the eastern shores of the Vermilion Sea, I witnessed an estampede, and, returning twelve days afterwards, I found the animals still lying in every direction on the prairie, although much recovered from their fatigue.

    Monsieur Violet

  • Oxen will run farther than horses, and some of them have been known, when under the influence of the estampede, or sudden fright, to run forty miles without ever stopping, and when at last they halted, it was merely because exhausted nature would not allow them to go further.

    Monsieur Violet

  • Even the otherwise imperturbable horse of our savant would sometimes have an estampede after his own fashion; lazy and self-willed, preferring a slow walk to any other kind of motion, this animal showed in all his actions that he knew how to take care of number one, always selecting his quarters where the water was cool and the grass tender.

    Monsieur Violet

  • At one estampede, I knew some oxen, with their yokes on their necks, to accomplish sixty miles in four hours.

    Monsieur Violet

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