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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GAMBOLLED

At eight oclock they started, accompanied by Duk, who frisked and gambolled with delight.

He ran, gambolled, and sang for happiness when he saw all this living water.

He never played and gambolled about with the other puppies of the camp.

It was a very nice-looking kid, and it frisked and gambolled most alluringly.

Giles seized his and rolled it along the floor and gambolled after it.

Carlo, half maddened with joy, frisked and gambolled round them.

He had gambolled, indeed, but he had gambolled strictly à deux.

He followed me and gambolled like a dog, rolling over on the turf and exhibiting his delight in a hundred ways.

As they approached, the dogs all sprang forward, and gambolled around them.

Here and there the heavens were flecked with fleecy clouds, which gambolled gently before the breeze.

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).

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.