curvet

[ noun kur-vit; verb ker-vet, kur-vit ]SEE DEFINITION OF curvet
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CURVET

His eyes shone with pleasure, and he allowed his horse to curvet freely.

With a curvet the boat from the open rounds up at the ladder.

The others left at the post fret, and fidget, and curvet about.

The cavaliers compel their horses to prance and curvet as they go by some lady of especial favor.

Next follows the curvet, which is performed by throwing the body suddenly backwards until the hands touch the ground.

The horses of his body-guard began to paw and curvet to free their feet as the loose reins tightened on their necks.

They could see him shaking hands, then doing a curvet or so to show off his newly borrowed mount.

To display his skill before the ladies, he set spurs to his horse, making it bound and curvet "as valiantly as any man could do."

So into the court-yard of the inn he rode, with a curvet and a prance, and a despotic shout for the ostler.

His gentle little mare heard it, though, and began to curvet and prance.

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