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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.prancer - a mettlesome or fiery horse
mount, riding horse, saddle horse - a lightweight horse kept for riding only
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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."
Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Dunder, Blixem and of course Rudolph.
Rudolph; and Blitzen Donner, Cupid, Comet, Vixen, Prancer, Dancer, Dasher, 8.
A Clement Moore poem introduced eight more reindeer for Santa's sleigh - Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Duner and Blixem (for the German words for thunder and lightning) and which later evolved into Donner and Blitzen.
A leader or a follower, a peerless performer or a prancer, the bald truth or just another haircut.
And when 300 grains of spinning, peeled-back lead strikes a deer, 01' Prancer doesn't prance very far.
After two bottles of prosecco I was convinced I was Prancer the Reindeer.
That means he's required to notify the authorities if Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Rudolph and the rest develop foot and mouth or bluetongue.
(1) Prancer (2) Basher (3) Vixen ...then call 0900 586 6727 and follow the instructions (61p/ min) OR TEXT the word DRCOMP1 followed by a space then your answer (1, 2 or 3), your name, full address, including postcode, and email address to 88101 (PS1.50/text) Terms & Conditions 1.
In between, he will ready his sleigh for that most important long journey through star-spangled skies on Christmas Eve with Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blixen and Rudolph, with his red nose shining so bright, leading the way.
The additional funding will be used to support company operations, further product development and support early marketing of Prancer, the company's fourth generation Randomization and Trial Supply Management (RTSM) offering.
Hill Wizard at 10.11 courtesy of Pippa, Gaskin's Balboa Buzz has excellent claims of opening his account at the fourth time of asking in the 9.40 even though he has a modicum to find with Young Jet on their running behind Barrack Prancer last week.