gambadoes

gam·ba·do 1

 (găm-bā′dō)
n. pl. gam·ba·does or gam·ba·dos
1. A low leap of a horse in which all four feet leave the ground.
2. A leaping or gamboling movement.

[Alteration (influenced by gambado) of French gambade, from Italian gambata, from Old Italian; see gambol.]

gam·ba·do 2

 (găm-bā′dō)
n. pl. gam·ba·does or gam·ba·dos
1. Either of a pair of protective leather gaiters attached to a saddle.
2. A rider's legging.

[From Italian gamba, leg, from Old Italian; see gambol.]
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Pelet, reproaching him with perfidy, sending him a challenge, or performing other gambadoes of the sort--I hit at last on the expedient of walking out in the cool of the morning to a neighbouring establishment of baths, and treating myself to a bracing plunge.