[1897H.A. BrydenNature & Sport 197Here..is another band suddenly startled into a leaping fit — ‘pronken’ (pranks) the Boers well call these displays.]
1913C. PettmanAfricanderisms 386When making these bounds, pronken, this white hair, which at other times is well-nigh hidden, is made to look like a large plume laid along the back.
1970C. KinsleyInformant, Koegasbrug (N. Cape)Pronk. Prancing of a horse or Springbok.
1972Daily Dispatch 27 July 1The Afrikaans name means the ‘jumping buck’ and this leap is part of a display known as ‘pronk’.
1981H. Thesen inOuteniqualander 25 June 9More often, it is sheer speed and grace that leaves one silent with wonder; the wild joyous leaps and then the stiff legged bounce ending in that great, arched-neck bound, back crest flaring, the famous ‘pronk’ so characteristic but always so magnificent.
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