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levade

[luh-vahd]
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noun Dressage.
  1. a movement in which the horse first lowers its body on increasingly bent hocks, then sits on its hind hooves while keeping its forelegs raised and drawn in.

Origin of levade

1940–45; < German < French, equivalent to lev(er) to raise + -ade -ade1
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Historical Examples

  • Mr. Ochs was the only one of Mr. Levade's friends who was at Basle—the others were both in France.

    Private letters of Edward Gibbon (1753-1794) Volume 2 (of 2)

    Edward Gibbon


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