prop. n. p1.(Zool.) A tribe of spiders, comprising some of those which take their prey in a web, but which also frequently run with agility, and chase and seize their prey.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Toomas Siitan from the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, and members of the early music ensemble Cantores Vagantes.
"y que me parece menos inconveniente que este, el que los indios anduviesen vagantes, respecto a que se lograba dano alguno que es lo principal, hasta que con el tiempo y la paciencia y el trabajo se fueran radicando.
(26) Rather than relying on classical forms, the verse is accentual and highly rhythmic, recalling the goliardic lyrics of Hilarius and his fellow vagantes. Although no musical notation for the play survives, the strophic forms so clearly resemble those of the Beauvais Ludus Danielis that William Smoldon's description of the latter--its 'dance-like measures' and 'highly organized melodies of the troubadour type'--likely apply to the lost music of Hilarius's work as well.
Badertscher, The Measure of a Bishop: The Episcopi Vagantes, Apostolic Succession, and the Legitimacy of the Anglican "Continuing Church " Movement, 1998, accessed online at:, chap.