caracole

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v caracole make a half turn on a horse, in dressage
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Caracole (Man) A half turn which a horseman makes, either to the right or the left.
    • Caracole (Arch) A staircase in a spiral form.
    • v. i Caracole (Man) To move in a caracole, or in caracoles; to wheel. "Prince John caracoled within the lists."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n caracole In the manège, a semi-round or half-turn which a horseman makes, either to the right or to the left.
    • n caracole In architecture, a spiral staircase.
    • caracole To move or advance in a series of caracoles; prance.
    • caracole To wheel, as cavalry.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Caracole kar′a-kōl the half-turn or wheel made by a horseman: a winding stair
    • v.i Caracole to turn half-round, as cavalry in wheeling: to prance about
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. caracole, caracol, fr. Sp. caracol, snail, winding staircase, a wheeling about

Usage

In literature:

One horse pranced proudly, another caracoled with grace.
"The House Behind the Cedars" by Charles W. Chesnutt
Came caracoling up the winding steep of Canobia a troop of horsemen, showily attired, and riding steeds that danced in the sunny air.
"Tancred" by Benjamin Disraeli
CURVETS AND CARACOLES: the prancing and turning of a horse.
"The Short-story" by William Patterson Atkinson
After leaving Uberaba the scenery was magnificent, especially when a storm approached as we were steaming over the Serra de Caracol.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
After all their grand caracolling, and feats of equitation, which must have been witnessed by the fair spectators.
"The Flag of Distress" by Mayne Reid
Angel and I followed closely with occasional caracoles, and cavortings, and scornful blowings through the nostrils.
"Explorers of the Dawn" by Mazo de la Roche
A proa of Borneo, Ternate, and the Eastern Isles; also called caracol by early voyagers.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
The thoroughbred was caracoling on his other side in an instant.
"Stingaree" by E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung
As he rode through the gathering darkness he caracoled with an enviable lightness of heart.
"Punch or the London Charivari, September 9, 1914" by Various
Then these two began to salaam one another, and mouth out fool phrases, and cavort and prance and caracole, until I thought them mad.
"The O'Ruddy" by Stephen Crane
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In poetry:

Then Twardowski mounts the racer,
Makes it trot and caracole;
And the building was no facer -
There it stood, complete and whole!
"Twardowski's Wife" by Adam Mickiewicz
Heart's palfrey caracoled gayly round,
Heart tra-li-ra'd merrily;
But Brain sat still, with never a sound,
So cynical-calm was he.
"The Tournament" by Sidney Lanier

In news:

Sandos Caracol Eco-Resort and Spa has announced the opening of their new Royal Elite Beach Club facility located directly on their white-sand beach in Sandos Caracol .
Sandos Caracol Eco Resort (Riviera Maya, Mexico).
Sandos Caracol Eco Resort & Spa, Riviera Maya, Mexico.
A turtle swims in the pristine waters of Caracol Bay, one of the world's most beautiful bays, set to become a deep water port to facilitate the plundering of northeastern Haiti's plentiful mineral riches.
Colombia's top nationwide private broadcaster, Caracol TV, has taken a step in controlling its loudness with the acquisition of a new LAMBDA system from Linear Acoustic.
The professional digital audio and metadata monitor installed in Caracol 's Bogotá facility will help keep their HD broadcasts in check.
Linda Seiter of Caracole .
Caracol TV, the Colombian national private broadcaster, is able to effectively monitor and adjust the loudness of its HD broadcasts with the installation of a Linear Acoustic LAMBDA system at its Bogotá facility.
There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage, CNN affiliate Caracol Television reported.
Brownsville native Dean Putegnat from Brownsville is owner of Rancho Caracol.
Former President Bill Clinton and his wife Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, attend the grand opening ceremony of the new Caracol Industrial Park in Caracol, Haiti, on Monday, Oct, 22, 2012.
A Maya stucco frieze in Caracol, Belize is pictured in this undated handout photo.
Caracol, a Mayan archaeological site in Belize.
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