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canter

an easy three-beat gait of horses, etc., between a trot and a gallop in speed
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They cantered forward at as brisk a pace as Joe's charger could attain, and presently stopped in the little copse where he had left her in the morning.
That is the great advantage of dialogue on horseback; it can be merged any minute into a trot or a canter, and one might have escaped from Socrates himself in the saddle.
And when, at last, Daylight decided that the horse had had enough, he turned him around abruptly and put him into a gentle canter on the forward track.
As he cantered by the stand, they all saw the cause of his momentary stagger.
She was up and away as she spoke, doing her best to efface the memory of her downfall by sitting very erect, elbows down, head well up, and taking the motion of the pony as Barkis cantered along as easily as a rocking-chair.
Mounted upon a horse as large, as black, and as forbidding as himself, he cantered slowly forward, with none of those prancings and gambades with which a cavalier was accustomed to show his command over his charger.
His parting words concluded, John Browdie strode heavily out, remounted his nag, put him once more into a smart canter, and, carolling lustily forth some fragments of an old song, to which the horse's hoofs rang a merry accompaniment, sped back to his pretty wife and to Nicholas.
"Come along." And she went off at a canter, Erskine following her with a misgiving that his visit was unfortunately timed.
I can canter. I met the little boy who rode before.
The troops halted and formed; the word of command rang through the line; there was a general clash of muskets as arms were presented; and the commander-in-chief, attended by Colonel Bulder and numerous officers, cantered to the front.
The pure heather-scented air, the bright sunshine, and the gentle canter of Minny, relieved his despondency after a while.
Out of which 38 canters are established in Larkana district, 25 canters set up in Kamber-Shahdadkot district, 28 in Shikarpur district, 20 centres in Jacobabad district and 20 examination centres are set up in Kashmore-Kandhkot district.