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Curvet   Listen

(past & past part. curveted or curvetted; pres. part. curveting or curvetting)
Perform a leap where both hind legs come off the ground, of a horse.

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"Curvet" Quotes from Famous Books

... summit to carry into effect his great design. Here he found vast quantities of fragments of rock and pebbles. These he set rolling down the mountain's side, and, wonderful to relate, as they rolled they grew in size, made themselves bodies, legs, necks, and long faces. Next they began to neigh, to curvet, to scamper on all sides over the plain. Some were bay, some roan, some dapple, some chestnut. The troops at the foot of the mountain exerted themselves to catch these new-created horses, which they easily did, for the miracle had been so considerate as to provide all the horses ...
— Bulfinch's Mythology • Thomas Bulfinch

Words linked to "Curvet" :   dressage, leap, jump, spring, bound, vaulting

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