Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as stampede. A sudden stampedo or rush of horses.

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Examples

  • "A stampedo!" cried Joe, springing to the assistance of Pee-eye-em, whose favourite horses were picketted near the tent.

    The Dog Crusoe and his Master

  • "He must ha 'broke loose and jined the stampedo," remarked Joe, coming out of the chief's tent at the moment; "but tie him up, Dick, and come in, for we want to settle about startin 'to-morrow or nixt day."

    The Dog Crusoe and his Master

  • The animals kept well together in a dense mass -- a regular stampedo -- Terence and his nephew keeping the lead.

    The Three Lieutenants

  • On they went with their heads lowered, and tails in the air, faster and faster, a regular stampedo.

    In the Wilds of Africa

  • "Can you count the flakes which fall in early winter? do you know the number of the stars in the blue canopy above our heads? can you reckon the buffaloes as they scamper across the plains in a stampedo?"

    Dick Onslow Among the Redskins

  • By this accident I lost all the horses which ran off in the stampedo, and Checoba was materially injured for life.

    Three Years Among the Indians and Mexicans

  • We start for home — A stampedo — Loss of a hundred horses — Interview with a

    Three Years Among the Indians and Mexicans

  • In the course of the night, the wild colt whinnied repeatedly; and about two hours before day, there was a sudden stampedo, or rush of horses, along the purlieus of the camp, with a snorting and neighing, and clattering of hoofs, that startled most of the rangers from their sleep, who listened in silence, until the sound died away like the rushing of a blast.

    A Tour on the Prairies.

  • No. They have no shame, in the third beat, the new layer will appear, and the new one, and the new one, Brian May wouldn't dare to do it, a new one, you start asking yourself how dare they and will they ever stop? but of course, you're enjoying it ... along with the drum stampedo - I mean stampedo of buffaloes compares to this like an ant circus.

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  • a stampedo as the Spaniards call the thundering sound of their stamping, flying hoofs on the prairie.

    Three Years Among the Indians and Mexicans

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