July 14 - July 20, 2008

capriole

n. & v.

n. 1 a leap or caper. 2 a trained horse's high leap and kick without advancing. v. 1 intr. (of a horse or its rider) perform a capriole 2 tr. make a horse capriole. 

[French from Italian  capriola leap]

Source: The Canadian Oxford Dictionary
 

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