Lope

Definition of Lope

imp.1.of Leap.
And, laughing, lope into a tree. Spenser.
v. i.1.To leap; to dance.
[imp. & p. p. Loped ; p. pr. & vb. n. Loping.]
2.To move with a leaping or bounding stride, as a horse.
3.To run with an easy, bounding stride; - of people.
n.1.A leap; a long step.
2.An easy gait, consisting of long running strides or leaps.
The mustang goes rollicking ahead, with the eternal lope, . . . a mixture of two or three gaits, as easy as the motions of a cradle.
- T. B. Thorpe.

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