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  • “Do you dispute with me, slave!” said the soldier; and, setting spurs to his horse, he caused him make a demivolte across the path, raising at the same time the riding rod which he held in his hand, with a purpose of chastising what he considered as the insolence of the peasant.

    Ivanhoe

  • Strannger! "he roared, executing another demivolte," h'yar am I, come to do anngelliferous madam's fighting ag'in all critturs human and inhuman,

    Nick of the Woods

  • Then, executing another demivolte or two, but with much less spirit than he had previously displayed, he returned to Colonel Bruce, saying,

    Nick of the Woods

  • ` ` Do you dispute with me, slave! '' said the soldier; and, setting spurs to his horse, he caused him make a demivolte across the path, raising at the same time the riding rod which he held in his hand, with a purpose of chastising what he considered as the insolence of the peasant.

    Ivanhoe

  • Warwick made his black steed demivolte; and the crowd shouted again the louder at the earl's gallant horsemanship, and Clarence's dazzling collar of jewels.

    The Last of the Barons — Complete

  • And with that, in the action of a man who would escape his own thoughts, Warwick made his black steed demivolte; and the crowd shouted again the louder at the earl's gallant horsemanship, and

    The Last of the Barons — Volume 10

  • 'God save the King!' said Captain Hedzoff, executing a demivolte, two semilunes, and three caracols.

    The Rose and the Ring

  • "God save the King!" said Captain Hedzoff, executing a demivolte, two semilunes, and three caracols.

    The Christmas Books of Mr. M.A. Titmarsh

  • "Do you dispute with me, slave!" said the soldier; and, setting spurs to his horse, he caused him make a demivolte across the path, raising at the same time the riding rod which he held in his hand, with a purpose of chastising what he considered as the insolence of the peasant.

    Ivanhoe. A Romance

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