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Jaunt (noun)

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Jaunt. n.s. [from the verb.] Ramble; flight; excursion. It is commonly used ludicrously, but solemnly by Milton.

Our Saviour meek, and with untroubled mind,
After his airy jaunt, though hurry'd sore,
Hungry and cold, betook him to his rest.
Milt. Par. Reg.

He sends me out on many a jaunt,
Old houses in the night to haunt.
Hudibras, p. iii.

They parted, and away posts the cavalier in quest of his new mistress: his first jaunt is to court. L'Estrange.

If you are for a merry jaunt, I'll try for once who can foot it farthest. Dryden's Spanish Fryar.

Thus much of the scheme of my design in this part have I run over, and led my reader a long and tedious jaunt, in tracing out these metallick and mineral bodies. Woodward.

Sources: Butler, Samuel (98) · Dryden, John (788) · L'Estrange, Roger (131) · Milton, John (449) · Woodward, John (78)

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