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Friday, July 09, 2010

Definitions for tantivy

  1. at full gallop: to ride tantivy.
  2. swift; rapid.
  3. a gallop; rush

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Citations for tantivy
As soon as he caught Bud's eye, he kicked it up another gear, to a tantivy. He was going to cut Bud off before he could reach Sendero. Neal Stephenson, The Diamond Age, 1995
As I sit at my window this summer afternoon, hawks are circling about my clearing; the tantivy of wild pigeons, flying by two and threes athwart my view… Henry David Thoreau, Walden, 1854
Origin of tantivy
Tantivy entered English in the 1600s and is of unknown origin.