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capriole


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Capriole  \Cap"ri*ole\,  n.  [F.  capriole,  cabriole,  It  capriola, 
  fr  L.  caper  goat.  Cf  {Caper},  v.  i.  {Cabriole},  {Caprice}, 
  {Cheveril}.] 
  1.  (Man.)  A  leap  that  a  horse  makes  with  all  fours,  upwards 
  only,  without  advancing,  but  with  a  kick  or  jerk  of  the 
  hind  legs  when  at  the  height  of  the  leap. 
 
  2.  A  leap  or  caper,  as  in  dancing.  ``With  lofty  turns  and 
  caprioles.''  --Sir  J.  Davies. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Capriole  \Cap"ri*ole\,  v.  i. 
  To  perform  a  capriole.  --Carlyle. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  capriole 
  v  1:  perform  a  capriole,  of  horses  in  dressage 
  2:  perform  a  capriole,  in  ballet 




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