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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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Duke prances like a bear on his hind legs, forcing May Lundstrom to curvet with him.
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.