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slow gait

(of a horse) a slow rack.
Origin of slow gait
First recorded in 1935-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Cromwell mounted the steps with a slow gait and an arrogant figure.

    The Fifth Queen Ford Madox Ford
  • The train increased its slow gait, and all hearts grew lighter.

    The Forest Runners Joseph A. Altsheler
  • The coachman made his horse go at the slow gait of a tired animal, having cleverly secured a stranger with no ideas.

    The conquest of Rome Matilde Serao
  • Thereupon they drove back at a slow gait to the city, where the injured man was to be at once taken to the hospital.

    A Little Garrison Fritz von der Kyrburg
  • The slow gait of the horse and its riders awkward position in the saddle had him puzzled.

    Mason of Bar X Ranch Henry Bennett
  • Alvino hitched away, swinging his stiff leg, with laborious, slow gait.

  • When Nelly is quite familiar with the small jump at a slow gait, trot her at it.

    Patroclus and Penelope Theodore Ayrault Dodge
  • I then, after letting Croppy blow awhile started back towards the herd at a slow gait.

    A Texas Cow Boy Chas. A. Siringo
  • The fox stood still, looked about, and then started at a slow gait across the meadow.

  • At a slow gait I think I could swim all day in smooth water moderate in temperature.

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