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Gymnastick

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Gymnástick. adj. [γυμναστικὸς; gymnastique, French.] Pertaining to athletick exercises; consisting of leaping, wrestling, running, throwing the dart, or quoit.

The Cretans wisely forbid their servants gymnasticks as well as arms; and yet your modern footmen exercise themselves daily, whilst their enervated lords are softly lolling in their chariots. Arbuthnot and Pope's Mart. Scriblerus.

Sources: Arbuthnot, John (227) · Pope, Alexander (393)

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