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  • n. Plural form of leaping.


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  • And I went forward very swift, and all renewed, as it were; and my strength and hope did make naught of any terror that should lie to bar my way, neither did I have further heed of the boulders that lay always upon my path, but did go over them with quick leapings, and a wondrous and thrilling eagerness of the heart within me.

    The Night Land

  • Mr. George produces his present, which is greeted with admiring leapings and clappings by the young family, and with a species of reverential admiration by Mr. Bagnet.

    Bleak House

  • A dozen of these sectaries of Tingou lay flat upon their backs, while others, dressed to represent lightning-rods, came and frolicked on their noses, jumping from one to another, and performing the most skilful leapings and somersaults.

    Around the World in 80 Days

  • He listened with open mouth, and the bronze plates which circled his sides rose with the leapings of his heart.


  • Did some broad, brown face weave itself amid the fantastic leapings of the flame, that he gazed so intently?

    The Spirit of Crow Butte

  • _Amphitheaters_, were exhibited all maner of other shewes & disports for the people, as their ferce playes, or digladiations of naked men, their wrastlings, runnings leapings and other practises of actiuitie and strength, also their baitings of wild beasts, as Elephants, Rhinocerons,

    The Arte of English Poesie

  • The circus men raised the bar, but the cage was swaying so from the leapings of the lioness that they could not slip the iron in place.

    Joe Strong on the Trapeze or The Daring Feats of a Young Circus Performer

  • When they reached the landing in front of Yeomans's ranch, the congratulations began, with wild gesticulations, leapings, and contortions.

    Life at Puget Sound: With Sketches of Travel in Washington Territory, British Columbia, Oregon and California

  • Instead of the bending bodies, the rhythmic stamping of soft-shod feet, the extended palms, there were unspeakable leapings, writhings, and grimaces revolting in their horror, brandishing of knives, and yelling that was incessant.

    The Maid of the Whispering Hills

  • Her wild walks and leapings often led her to a distance; she would lose her way, and be long from home, but she always came back.

    Chapter IX. Book VIII


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