gallop

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v gallop ride at a galloping pace "He was galloping down the road"
    • v gallop cause to move at full gallop "Did you gallop the horse just now?"
    • v gallop go at galloping speed "The horse was galloping along"
    • n gallop a fast gait of a horse; a two-beat stride during which all four legs are off the ground simultaneously
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Tacoma Narrows Bridge which was located in Washington was nicknamed "Galloping Gertie" because of the unusual way it twisted and swayed with even with the slightest winds when people would drive on it. The bridge collapsed on November 7, 1940, fortunately no humans died, except for a dog
    • n Gallop A mode of running by a quadruped, particularly by a horse, by lifting alternately the fore feet and the hind feet, in successive leaps or bounds.
    • Gallop Fig.: To go rapidly or carelessly, as in making a hasty examination. "Such superficial ideas he may collect in galloping over it."
    • v. t Gallop To cause to gallop.
    • Gallop To move or run in the mode called a gallop; as a horse; to go at a gallop; to run or move with speed. "But gallop lively down the western hill."
    • Gallop To ride a horse at a gallop.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The sailfish can swim faster than a horse can gallop.
    • gallop To move or run by leaps, as a horse; run with steady and more or less rapid springs. See the noun.
    • gallop To ride a horse that is running; ride at a running pace.
    • gallop To move very fast; scamper.
    • gallop To cause to gallop: as, he galloped his horse all the way.
    • n gallop A leaping or springing gait or movement of horses (or other quadrupeds), in which the two fore feet are lifted from the ground in succession, and then the two hind feet in the same succession. The term is commonly used to denote the movement intermediate in speed and action between the canter and the run, in which during the stride two, three, or all the feet are off the ground at the same instant. (See horse.) The details of the succession of motions and the system of the steps vary with the different species of quadrupeds.
    • n gallop A ride at a gallop; the act of riding an animal on the gallop.
    • n gallop A kind of dance. See galop.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Gallop gal′up to move by leaps, as a horse: to ride a galloping horse: to move very fast
    • v.t Gallop to cause to gallop
    • n Gallop the pace at which a horse runs when the forefeet are lifted together and the hindfeet together: a ride at a gallop
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Quotations

  • Oscar Wilde
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    “One knows so well the popular idea of health. The English country gentleman galloping after a fox -- the unspeakable in full pursuit of the uneatable.”
  • Saying
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    “Imagination gallops; judgment merely walks.”
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
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    “Every event that a man would master must be mounted on the run, and no man ever caught the reins of a thought except as it galloped past him.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. galopen, F. galoper, of German origin; cf. assumed Goth. ga-hlaupan, to run, OHG. giloufen, AS. gehleápan, to leap, dance, fr. root of E. leap, and a prefix; or cf. OFlem. walop, a gallop. See Leap, and cf. 1st Wallop

Usage

In literature:

Gallopers, see kin yo' uplift de Honey Tone Jack.
"Lady Luck" by Hugh Wiley
Good seat at canter or gallop 201 99.
"The Horsewoman" by Alice M. Hayes
Moreover, again, twenty yards farther on, the horses had all broken into a gallop.
"The Boys of Crawford's Basin" by Sidford F. Hamp
Once upon the path, I put the bay to a gallop, and very soon overtook a man and a woman hurrying on.
"The Crack of Doom" by Robert Cromie
Up hill and down, through bushes and briars, the horses galloped away.
"The Later Cave-Men" by Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
One messenger went toward Kardam and Taklakot, a second proceeded in the direction of Barca, a third galloped to the west.
"An Explorer's Adventures in Tibet" by A. Henry Savage Landor
Close by her galloped four snorting steeds, with fire flashing from their eyes and nostrils.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
Six distant, warning pistol shots had rung out, and then the horse and rider had disappeared across the plain at a headlong gallop.
"The Free Range" by Francis William Sullivan
Suddenly his horse leapt forward into a strong swinging gallop.
"The Watchers of the Plains" by Ridgewell Cullum
The colts neighed when any one passed by, and galloped, galloped.
"Madame Bovary" by Gustave Flaubert
Just so Barthelemy de Clefmont, with seven or eight lances, galloped down the path to Dommartin le France.
"The Red True Story Book" by Various
But the horse, perhaps inspired by a recollection of the pack-saddle and its heavy load, broke off into a gallop.
"The Giraffe Hunters" by Mayne Reid
With an effort I collected myself, and tamed down my horse, now chafing to continue his gallop.
"The Quadroon" by Mayne Reid
The words of caution had scarcely parted from my lips, when the enemy came galloping up.
"The Wild Huntress" by Mayne Reid
I muttered a prayer of thankfulness, dashed the spurs into my good horse's sides, and went on at the gallop.
"Our Home in the Silver West" by Gordon Stables
With Alain here, the conversation with Friar Mathieu would plod, and Simon wanted it to gallop.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
He galloped past the files of mounted knights who crowded the road beside the Tiber.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
Captain Imboden, before ordering his men to fire upon the supposed Yankees, gallops nearer to them, to see who they are.
"My Days and Nights on the Battle-Field" by Charles Carleton Coffin
As the party neared the gate, there arose far northward a sound of many horsemen approaching at a fast gallop.
"The Continental Dragoon" by Robert Neilson Stephens
He turned and galloped to his caravan, which was again moving.
"The Missourian" by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
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In poetry:

Girls riding nim-nim-nim,
Ladies, trot-trot,
Gentlemen hard at gallop,
Shouting, steam-hot.
"Fox's Dingle" by Robert Graves
Rode into a valley,
Turning from the mound,
Galloped through a meadow,
Skirted higher ground;
"Fairy Tale" by Boris Pasternak
The glad sun gleamed in the shallows
as we galloped along the sand
under Ólafsvík Headland,
out near the jaws of the land.
"Ólafsvík Headland" by Jonas Hallgrimsson
Therefore,
Their sons grow suicidally beautiful
At the beginning of October,
And gallop terribly against each other's bodies.
"Autumn Begins In Martins Ferry, Ohio" by James Wright
Hurrah for a horse on a wind-swept course
And a night as black as hell is,
And a gallop blind in face o' the wind
To calm a soul that fell is.
"A Song" by James Edwin Campbell
Each watch-tower's blazing beacon scarred
A blood-blot in the wounded dark:
She heard knights gallop battleward,
And from the turret leaned to mark.
"The Epic" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

Mustangs gallop past Wildcats in fourth quarter.
LITERATI, TWITTERATI: Neil Gaiman arrives for tonight's Mason Award at full creative gallop .
Don't Walk, Gallop to The Fox to See War Horse This Week.
Cindy Gallop at home in Manhattan.
Can Cindy Gallop 's Crowdsourced Porn Take Down Mainstream Pornography.
Horses gallop past the grandstand in the fifth of 10 races at Keeneland Race Course outside Lexington, Ky.
Hangar Theatre's 'Full Gallop ' wins by a mile.
Male 'My Little Pony' fans gallop to Secaucus for 'BronyCon Summer 2012'.
I'll Have Another gallops .
AIDS Walk Washington, Marine Corps Marathon, and Goblin Gallop : Fit Fun.
LM Import & Export Mega Wholesales Gallop X Racing toy cars.
Such "superweeds" have been vexing farmers for several years now, but this season, according to a stark report in Monsanto's home-town paper The St Louis Post-Dispatch, the problem is galloping out of control.
Alex Kuresa helps Mustangs gallop past Rams.
Mustangs gallop into title game.
Take Burns Night at the Gallop .
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In science:

Finally, even if here we focus on the biped gait, the switching among multiple gait patterns like walking, trotting, cantering and galloping of the quadrupeds are expected to be recovered with the appropriate coupling of several nonlinear oscillators as done by Collins et al [19,20].
A Multifractal Dynamical Model of Human Gait
But then they gallop, so that the Hertzsprung gap is almost empty.
Astrophysics in 2006
There is also the problem of trying to understand the bifurcation to quasi-steady behaviors, such as time-oscillatory “galloping”, or “spinning” detonations in the multidimensional case, in terms of spectral information given by the Evans function.
A stability index for detonation waves in Majda's model for reacting flow
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