Pranced
Prance Prance (pr[.a]ns), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Pranced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Prancing}.] [OE. prauncen; probably akin to prank, v. t. See Prank.] 1. To spring or bound, as a horse in high mettle. [1913 Webster]

Now rule thy prancing steed. --Gay. [1913 Webster]

2. To ride on a prancing horse; to ride in an ostentatious manner. [1913 Webster]

The insulting tyrant prancing o'er the field. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

3. To walk or strut about in a pompous, showy manner, or with warlike parade. --Swift. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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