a half turn executed by a horse and rider.
Rare. a winding staircase.
to execute caracoles; wheel.
The horse of one of these cavaliers made a caracole which brought it nearly upon Alain as he was about to cross.
The Parisians, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
When she found herself alone, she let her pony prance and caracole under a great pear-tree, and inwardly chafed against Anton.
Debit and Credit Gustav Freytag
(dressage) a half turn to the right or left
a spiral staircase
(dressage) to execute a half turn to the right or left
flourished a.d. c50, British chieftain who opposed the Romans. Historical Examples Upon the top of the latter is a fine British camp, reputed to have once been occupied by Caractacus. The Motor Routes of England Gordon Home Caractacus and his companion, I found, were both accustomed to pull an oar. Hurricane Hurry W.H.G. Kingston He […]
Karakul. one of an Asian breed of sheep having curly fleece that is black in the young and brown or gray in the adult: raised especially for lambskins used in the fur industry. Compare broadtail, Persian lamb. (sometimes lowercase) a Karakul lambskin. Historical Examples Fingal was about to marry her when he was called to […]
a wide-mouthed glass or metal bottle with a lip or spout, for holding and serving beverages. Contemporary Examples There is another scene in which Meredith pours a cup of coffee from a carafe in the kitchen she shares with Knox. Lifetime’s Amanda Knox Movie Barbie Latza Nadeau February 14, 2011 My only line was, I […]
any Asiatic tree or shrub of the genus Caragana, of the pea family, having pinnately compound leaves and mostly yellow flowers, used as hedge plants in the U.S., especially in cold regions. Historical Examples caragana frutex, formerly called caragana frutescens, is a somewhat taller shrub and not quite so floriferous. Trees, Fruits and Flowers of […]