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Perhaps there was in her something of the feline; the instinct of the cat to gambol with its prey.

Lambs, it is true, gambol, but in due time they all get fleeced.

Mr. Heath, bring on your Chinese and let them gambol and frisk.

No one was in sight, and he was free to gambol as much as he pleased.

Through its middle runs a large hall for the kids to gambol in.

Make me your squirrel—I'll put on your chain, and gambol and play for ever at your side.

I liked a bit of a gambol when I was a winikin bit of a pisky maid myself.

He was said to be very fond of his master, and to gambol with him like a dog.

"If you work as you gambol, I shouldn't think you'd be much in demand," laughed Judith.

"Oh, it was only a Christmas gambol, sir," said Tom carelessly.

WORD ORIGIN

"frolic, merrymaking," 1590s, originally gambolde "a leap or spring" (c.1500), from Middle French gambade (15c.), from Late Latin gamba "horse's hock or leg," from Greek kampe "a bending" (on notion of "a joint"), from PIE *kamp- "to bend" (see campus).

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