Lope (?), imp.

of Leap.

[Obs.]

And, laughing, lope into a tree.
Spenser.

 

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Lope, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Loped (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Loping.] [See Leap.]

1.

To leap; to dance.

[Prov. Eng.] "He that lopes on the ropes."

Middleton.

2.

To move with a lope, as a horse.

[U.S.]

 

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Lope, n.

1.

A leap; a long step.

[Prov. Eng.]

2.

An easy gait, consisting of long running strides or leaps.

[U.S.]

The mustang goes rollicking ahead, with the eternal lope, . . . a mixture of two or three gaits, as easy as the motions of a crade.
T. B. Thorpe.

 

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