- From hop (verb) (Wiktionary)
“No man knows the black thoughts that lie beneath the jaunty hoppings of its cloven feet.”
“This one is destined to be quite dank with a starting gravity of 19.2 and colossal quadruple-hoppings.”
“He took care not to say no, but behold! he again recurred to his usual evasions, circumlocutions, and hoppings from bush to bush.”
“An N'goma is a native dance, consisting of drum poundings, chantings, and hoppings around.”
“D'Artagnan of the group, full of queer gestures and hoppings about.”
“The Babe's weight, slight as it was, on the outer end, together with his occasional ecstatic, though silent, hoppings up and down, had little by little sufficed to slip the haphazard mooring.”
“And wherein differ thy leapings from the hoppings of a frog, or the bouncings of a goat, or friskings of a dog, or gesticulations of a monkey?”
“I heard him mutter between his hoppings and dancings, with one foot in the stirrup and a toe to earth, the enemy at his heel, and his inclination half bent upon swinging to the saddle again.”
“Are rook-politics, or rook-faith, or rook domestic hopes and fears, the subjects of that everlasting cawing, those restless movements, those hoppings and peckings, and changes of position?”
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