gallop

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gallop

the fast two-beat gait of horses and other quadrupeds
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The chief now sprang into the vacant saddle and galloped off to his band.
But at that moment an adjutant galloped up with a message from the commander of the regiment in the hollow and news that immense masses of the French were coming down upon them and that his regiment was in disorder and was retreating upon the Kiev grenadiers.
A sketch in gray and red dissolved into a moblike body of men who galloped like wild horses.