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tripple, verb intransitive

Forms:
Also triple.
Origin:
See tripple noun.
Of a horse: to move at the ‘tripple’ pace.
1888 Cape Punch 6 June 125 (caption)A Horse Study. (The Stud Horses). Old Farmer: ‘My! But will they tripple!’
1991 Weekend Post 13 Apr. (Leisure) 1I once heard him talk..about a horse..that could tripple. I didn’t know what he meant.
to move at the ‘tripple’ pace.
Derivatives:
So trippler noun, a horse which is able to tripple; trippelaar; trippling verbal noun and participial adjective.
1852 A.W. Cole Cape & Kafirs 259Since that event [he] had only ambled about on a ‘trippler’ warranted not to shy.
1991 Weekend Post 13 Apr. (Leisure) 1Trippling is not a natural gait.

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