prancer


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prance

 (prăns)
v. pranced, pranc·ing, pranc·es
v.intr.
1.
a. To spring forward on the hind legs. Used of a horse.
b. To spring or bound forward in a manner reminiscent of a spirited horse.
2. To ride a horse moving in such a fashion.
3. To step in a lively and showy manner: He pranced around the apartment in his underwear.
v.tr.
To cause (a horse) to prance.
n.
The act or an instance of prancing.

[Middle English prauncen.]

pranc′er n.
pranc′ing·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.prancer - a mettlesome or fiery horse
mount, riding horse, saddle horse - a lightweight horse kept for riding only
References in classic literature ?
Could I but lay hands upon one of those gay prancers yonder, I doubt not that I should have ransom enough from him to buy my mother a new cow.
But before he lands on rooftops in Oregon, he must make stops around the world with his reindeer Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen and Rudolph.
Herbick, 10, gets an assist from Prancer, her miniature Doberman, while riding outside their Ogdensburg, N.
According to Erin Merry -- yes, that is her real name and her official title at the resort is "Ambassador of Fun" -- other holiday festivities planned for the final weeks of December include breakfast with Santa; an up-close visit with real reindeer, appropriately named Dancer and Prancer, on the front lawn of the resort December 22; holiday movie classics; story time complete with milk and cookies; and carolers.
The New Jersey Mathcore outfit never let up from the opening grinding assault of Prancer.
In popular folklore, Santa Claus's sleigh is pulled by nine reindeer named Rudolph, Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen.
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It means the Real Madrid prancer has 10 million more fans than his biggest rival on the football pitch, Lionel Messi, who would have had a lot more but lost a few million with a dip of the shoulder.
The Prancer And Dancer Handicap Chase will now be added to the end of this afternoon's card, creating a seven-race programme.
Then get yourself to Bridgend next weekend as the festive season kicks off with a flying visit from Rudolph and Prancer.
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Who needs pretty boy reindeers like Dasher and Dancer, Prancer and Vixen, Comet and Cupid, and Donner, and Blitzen, when you can have real, manly horses with names such as Ace and Smokey, Sammy and Dixen, Curly and Captain and Duke and Bud?