from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The plunging and leaping of horses and mules addicted to bucking. See buck, intransitive verb, 3.


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  • What the Irish were doing in commercial, unregulated dance clubs is buck-jumping a dance associated with Irish sailors and black slaves in America.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • And every time they would let the hearse go to the cemetery, they would strike that number up, and I'm talking about everybody would just start buck-jumping hard, like hard - ladies, you know, chest be shaking like basketballs.

    The Sounds And Soul Of Treme

  • When we were on plain ground and in full gallop we heaved to and fro as if in a rolling sea, and when going fast it was like a perpetual succession of buck-jumping, especially over the caldeiroês, lines of mud like a corduroy across the road.

    The Romance of Isabel Lady Burton

  • Outside on the flight line, they saw more of their number buck-jumping the Piper Cubs on landing and struggling with the ignominy of not being able to master the little airplane.

    Silver Wings, Santiago Blue

  • Our host, as we were driving round, took the opportunity for giving us a short, successful exhibition of buck-jumping with his steed, whether willingly or not, neither he nor history mentions.

    Argentina from a British Point of View

  • Our troubles are not over, for on the next upward grade the old game of rearing, backing, and futile attempts at buck-jumping, begins again.

    Through the Malay Archipelago

  • On the other hand, he had not foreseen in all detail what could happen once the thing was in operation, because the _Queen's_ sudden buck-jumping act had surprised him and knocked him out.

    The Winds of Time

  • Staggering this way and that, buck-jumping and snorting, spraddling all four legs to keep from sinking to the ground, with her frightened and crestfallen owner yelling "Whoa!" and trying to find a chance to jump off without disaster,

    With Sabre and Scalpel. The Autobiography of a Soldier and Surgeon

  • The white-eyed nephew slid head first off the buck-jumping mule and instantly scuttled on all fours into the underbrush.

    The Escape of Mr. Trimm His Plight and other Plights

  • Except in its moments of descent, the balloon was a vehicle of faultless urbanity; this was a buck-jumping mule, a mule that jumped up and never came down again.

    The War in the Air


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