Jaunting

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Jaunting strolling: making an excursion
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. jancer, to stir (a horse); but more prob. Scand.

Usage

In literature:

Besides my clothes, there were two things which interfered with the happiness of my jaunt.
"The Dew of Their Youth" by S. R. Crockett
Are you contemplating an up-country jaunt; or what is in the wind?
"Through Veld and Forest" by Harry Collingwood
They had certainly scored over the rest of the school, and secured a superior jaunt to anybody.
"A harum-scarum schoolgirl" by Angela Brazil
The snow was still too soft for long jaunts.
"The Snowshoe Trail" by Edison Marshall
We resolved to see Europe before returning to America, so the next few weeks were spent in a pleasure jaunt.
"Bidwell's Travels, from Wall Street to London Prison" by Austin Biron Bidwell
Mitch Storey just vanished into the Martian thickets, during one of his jaunts.
"The Planet Strappers" by Raymond Zinke Gallun
A Jaunt Through Java: The Story of a Journey to the Sacred Mountain.
"Slow and Sure" by Horatio Alger
I've been taking plenty such jaunts this spring.
"Frank Merriwell's Son" by Burt L. Standish
He did not accompany her on her pleasure jaunts; he wanted to work and not double even the smallest expenditure by going with her.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
He had been there on a pleasure jaunt with Queenie.
"In the Mayor's Parlour" by J. S. (Joseph Smith) Fletcher
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In poetry:

There's Cabs on Stands
And Shandthry danns;
There's Waggons from New York here;
There's Lapland Sleighs
Have cross'd the seas,
And Jaunting Cyars from Cork here.
"The Crystal Palace" by William Makepeace Thackeray

In news:

Chris Matthews jauntly agrees, predicting if unemployment is 9 percent, Romney wins, if 8 percent, President Obama wins.
Cleveland's Cloud Nothings have become world travelers, leaving at the end of July for a month-long jaunt that will take them to festivals in Japan and Europe.
See the city in a new way with a jaunt along the newly finished Onondaga Creekwalk.
Kosovo-born British chart-topper bids farewell to former self ahead of jaunt with Coldplay.
A leisurely stroll along the beach—heck, simply a quick jaunt to the bodega—reinforces the fact that this town is populated by people who like to advertise their assets (and by the voyeurs who love to watch them).
It was warm and sunny, last Sunday morning, as we began our eight-mile jaunt.
Stripped-down version wraps up the band's UK jaunt.
The Obamas arrived home today after a weekend jaunt out west to look at canyons and mountains and things.
On several jaunts to outlying towns, while gazing out the train window I realized something was missing.
Feel like celebrating your independence with a weekend jaunt.
Jackson Hole, Wyo.-I might have underestimated an overnight jaunt to Turquoise Lake.
On a recent jaunt about town, my son and I had occasion to use one of our city's quaint, retro parking meters.
From Albion and Beyond is a weekly jaunt along the highways and by-ways of traditional, revival, contemporary and roots-based music with a slight English accent.
During their Canadian jaunt, the two were spotted at the Original Cupcake Shop, where they picked up a small cake and several cupcakes.
"Established in 1920, the Bull 's survived its rough jaunt in Prohibition, developing beautifully into to one of KU's premier drinking establishments".
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In science:

On the evening of Monday 18 July 1910, Gore was crossing Grafton Street, Dublin, when he failed to see a jaunting car (138) approaching.
John Ellard Gore: of immensity and minuteness
The driver of the jaunting car was indicted for causing Gore‘s death, but was subsequently acquitted. The judge said ―There was no doubt about it, that any person crossing the streets of Dublin took his life in his hands‖ (6).
John Ellard Gore: of immensity and minuteness
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