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  • Herein your horse is quicker than yourself, knowing apparently instinctively the intention of the rollicky youngster, so that both steer and your mount have wheeled before you are prepared for it.

    Ranching, Sport and Travel

  • And I tried to sing some rollicky thing, but my song broke off in a prayer,

    Ballads of a Bohemian

  • All women are supposed to be like timid, startled fawns, blushing and casting down their gentle eyes when looked at and running away when spoken to; while we man are supposed to be a bold and rollicky lot, and the poor dear little women admire us for it, but are terribly afraid of us.

    Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow

  • In Rook-land the rowdy-dowdy, randy-dandy, rollicky-ranky boys get up very early in the morning and go to bed in the afternoon.

    Second Thoughts of an Idle Fellow

  • After a little good-humoured chaffing and laughing James managed to get rid of the rollicky crew, and shut the court-yard gates, having first made the round of the premises with Turk, the great bloodhound, just to satisfy himself that no loiterer was concealed among the bushes with felonious intentions.

    A Christmas Cake in Four Quarters

  • A smack of Lord Waterford, reckless and rollicky --

    Bab Ballads and Savoy Songs

  • Knowing the ford well, and that it is shallow, with a firm bottom, they ride boldly on; their followers straggled out behind, these innocent of the foul conspiracy being hatched so near; still keeping up their rollicky mirth, and flinging about _jeux d'esprit_ as the spray drops are tossed from the fetlocks of their wading horses.

    Gaspar the Gaucho A Story of the Gran Chaco

  • The second set also starts of in a rollicky jamming way with a Stranger and a Cumberland to write home about, but then the band slows down and you get a sleepy Gloria and a communally weird Do It In The Road where "everyone" sings.

    bt.etree.org

  • What a rollicky good time these boys in congress are having, trying to delude taxpayers they actually give a crap about how the real world lives.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • LAist's Tom Lewis heralded 2007's The Ortolan as "rollicky melodies of xylophone, organs, jangly guitars, and pleasantly thrashed drumkits" and liked it so much he put it on his Best of list.

    LAist

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