Disported
Disport Dis*port", v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Disported}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Disporting}.] [OF. se desporter; pref. des- (L. dis-) + F. porter to carry; orig. therefore, to carry one's self away from work, to go to amuse one's self. See {Port} demeanor, and cf. {Sport}.] To play; to wanton; to move in gayety; to move lightly and without restraint; to amuse one's self. [1913 Webster]

Where light disports in ever mingling dyes. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

Childe Harold basked him in the noontide sun, Disporting there like any other fly. --Byron. [1913 Webster]


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