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When attacking the stack with her horns she flings her tail in the air and prances as if she were trying a new tango step.
THE RED COW AND HER FRIENDSPETER MCARTHUR
Behold how he prances with his manly foot, and brandishes his blade, much as if he were about to measure forth cambric with it.
THE FORTUNES OF NIGELSIR WALTER SCOTT
The would-be daughter flourishes, yells, and prances up there on the box of the carriage.
SEA AND SARDINIAD. H. LAWRENCE
Look, how he prances and shakes his mane and sniffs the air.
THE WHALE AND THE GRASSHOPPERSEUMAS O'BRIEN
What four-in-hand prances by without some vacant seat, be it even in the rumble?
THE DALTONS, VOLUME I (OF II)CHARLES JAMES LEVER
A neo-futurist of the most bizarre type prances through the pages upon his head, causing enough "tumult" to satisfy any one.
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOL. 156, JAN. 1, 191910964VARIOUS10964
He but laughs as his steed prances about—the louder when it comes near pitching him.
THE FLAG OF DISTRESSMAYNE REID
Typhoon does not relish the delay, and prances back of the field.
HISTORY OF THE KENTUCKY DERBY, 1875-1921JOHN LAWRENCE O'CONNOR
These words are no sooner pronounced, than the ass state up, prances, and leaps for joy.
NATURAL HISTORY IN ANECDOTEVARIOUS
And that handsome man only ruffles his curls and smirks and prances like a lady-killer at my side.
ROADS OF DESTINYO. HENRY

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