Definitions

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  • verb Present participle of curvet.

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Examples

  • Nor in the hour's ride that followed, save for some permissible curveting and prancing, did he misbehave.

    Chapter XI

  • He took the lead rope back and led Allegra outside to the ring, the horse curveting skittishly.

    In Gordath Wood: Writer Patrice Sarath » Deleted scenes — Joe and the three women

  • They are ever curveting like a prancing horse; and they will often throw the rider who depends more upon his skill in managing them, than he has reason to do.

    Sir Charles Grandison

  • Then he paid the bill, and walking deliberately to the gate, in presence of Squire Sycamore and his attendants, vaulted at one spring into the saddle of Bronzomarte, whose neighing and curveting proclaimed the joy he felt in being mounted by his accomplished master.

    The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves

  • The earl continued some little distance by the side of the royal family, complimenting them all with courteous speeches, his horse curveting and caracoling, but being managed with great grace and dexterity, leaving the grandees and the people at large not more filled with admiration at the strangeness and magnificence of his state than at the excellence of his horsemanship.

    Washington Irving

  • As she was going home, bowed with grief, she saw a little black pony coming towards her, springing and curveting in every direction.

    The Grey Fairy Book

  • On this occasion, however, the Mameluke cavalry refused to charge, but contented themselves with displaying their gorgeously arrayed persons and curveting Arab steeds from outside musketry range.

    THE CAMPAIGNS OF NAPOLEON

  • On this occasion, however, the Mameluke cavalry refused to charge, but contented themselves with displaying their gorgeously arrayed persons and curveting Arab steeds from outside musketry range.

    THE CAMPAIGNS OF NAPOLEON

  • St. Louis beaus and belles on my prancing and curveting Fatima, whose glossy coat was like satin this morning from the extra rubbing I had ordered Yorke to give her.

    The Rose of Old St. Louis

  • The leaders were curveting back on the wheelers in a way which meant imminent mix up, their legs over traces and behind whiffle-trees.

    A Woman Tenderfoot

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