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  • Maneige Royal_ [264] in which magnificent engravings show Louis XIII. making courbettes, voltes, and "caprioles" around the Louvre, while a circle of grandees gravely discuss the deportment of his charger.

    English Travellers of the Renaissance

  • Lacy thoughtfully asked us for a French branle, with a tempered choreography without caprioles or jetés.

    Exit the Actress

  • Hart, a natural horseman, showed off doing high caprioles in the air.

    Exit the Actress

  • We spent our days learning the four types of battemens, nine types of pas de bourrée, balloté, fouetté, caprioles and entrechats and the lazzi or comic routines of the repertoire.


  • They remained silent until the last monk had disappeared through the side-door which communicated with their dwelling-place, and even then it cost some exhortations on the part of Howleglas, some caprioles of the hobby-horse, and some wallops of the dragon, to rouse once more the rebuked spirit of revelry.

    The Abbot

  • That bitter scorn which the spirit that is wrapped up in the doings and dealings of the earth often has at hand, Krespel gives vent to in outrageous gestures and agile caprioles.

    Stories by Foreign Authors: German — Volume 1

  • Young men and boys, on the other hand, play according to recognized law, old, traditionary games, permitting no caprioles of fancy, but with scope enough for the outbreak of savage instincts ....

    Choice Specimens of American Literature, and Literary Reader Being Selections from the Chief American Writers

  • Then he went through about a thousand of the wildest caprioles that had ever been performed either by a bird or a horse.

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 2

  • He does not take advantage of his proximity to Compiègne to go ring the familiar door-bell, because he is a soldier and respects orders; but, on returning from his rounds, he does not hesitate to turn aside a bit in order to pass over his home, indulging up there in the sky in all sorts of acrobatic caprioles to attract attention and prolong the interview.

    Georges Guynemer

  • But joy over their success must show itself, and they indulged in all the fanciful caprioles of acrobatic aviation, spinning down in quick spirals, turning somersaults, looping or plunging in a glorious sky-dance.

    Georges Guynemer


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