curvet


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Synonyms for curvet

a light leap by a horse in which both hind legs leave the ground before the forelegs come down

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perform a leap where both hind legs come off the ground, of a horse

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Switzer and Curvet facilitated the raising and Elise, Michael and a slew of their friends provided labor.
Duke prances like a bear on his hind legs, forcing May Lundstrom to curvet with him.
From one minute to 30 seconds, "you're on an exponential curvet," and you probably gain nothing measurable in satisfaction.
In the stir and rouse of Paolo Uccello's Stag Hunt gaudy mannikins, mostly in open-mouthed profile, curvet after their twisting hounds into a dark, watery forest, arched by its foremost trees into three vistas of green shadow.
Sophisticated tones of blue and gray combine with sparkle created by special lighting, a custom Italian glass table by Curvet, a textured silk rug by Monti Shag, a dramatic ceiling mural by artist Robert Gooding and the sound of water by Bluworld.
The world plunges, Shies, snorts, and curvets like a horse in danger.
whinnies with her eyes, she dilates her nostrils, she wiggles her crupper, she curvets, she suddenly goes into a short dog-trot--And then I stand with my arms folded, following her complacently with my eyes, and considering whether she should be ridden on a bit or a snaffle, whether I should give her an English or a Polish saddle--and so forth--.
Now you will see them dance in curvets, now retreat, approach, advance, separate, withdraw, close ranks, reform with a narrow point, now with a broader one, imitating war in a semblance of peace, crossed and interlaced from the side and from an angle, now in a circle and now in a square, as in a labyrinth, whose wandering path confuses our steps in its various paths.