gamesome


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game·some

 (gām′səm)
adj.
Frolicsome; playful.

game′some·ly adv.
game′some·ness n.

gamesome

(ˈɡeɪmsəm)
adj
full of merriment; sportive
ˈgamesomely adv
ˈgamesomeness n
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Again and again to such gamesome talk, the dexterous dart is repeated, the spear returning to its master like a greyhound held in skilful leash.
In their gamesome but still serious way, one whispers to the other --"Jack, he's robbed a widow;" or,"Joe, do you mark him; he's a bigamist;" or,"Harry lad, I guess he's the adulterer that broke jail in old Gomorrah, or belike, one of the missing murderers from Sodom.
Once he attempted it by starvation; but, while the wretched man was on the point of famishing, the monster seemed to feed upon his heart, and to thrive and wax gamesome, as if it were his sweetest and most congenial diet.
The frustration would have been less exasperating if it had been less gamesome and boyish: a serious assault of which the newspaper reporter "can aver that it endangered the learned gentleman's ribs," or can respectfully bear witness to "the soles of that gentleman's boots having been visible above the railing," has perhaps more consolations attached to it.
Moreover, I tell thee thy speech is witty and gamesome as any I ever heard in all my life.
Baudelaire describes not only a poet protecting himself from the blows of unwelcome experience but also the writing process as a gamesome swordplay ("fantasque escrime") between design and chance.
GAMESOME has a long losing run to break, but has run well over York's six furlongs before and should do so again in the Unibet Sprint Handicap (3.
GAMESOME is worth a play in the Betfred Supports Jack Berry House Handicap at Pontefract.
Channel 4 cameras will also be at Ascot today and I'm rowing in with GAMESOME (2.
gorgeous green-gowned gals, giddily gamesome, glad-warbling, granting
This day they both a-hunting forth will ride Into these woods, adjoining to these walls; When, in the midst of all their gamesome sports.
Indeed, Marx existed for the Orwells first and foremost in gamesome animal form: in 1937, the couple named their poodle "Marx" in order, as Eileen wrote, "to remind us that we had never read Marx[,] and now we have read a little and taken so strong a personal dislike to the man that we can't look the dog in the face" (Blair 72).