Leaping Creek gamboled its tortuous way through the heart of a perfect garden.
They played and gamboled together in the fields, and were also together by the hearth.
The playing sprite, sitting half on air, gamboled and made droll faces to catch his eye.
Toby gamboled with Maurice, but with Cecile he never attempted to play.
And she arose and gamboled lightly as the fawn out of his presence.
He gamboled a little when Cecile looked at him, and put his forepaws on her lap.
Did you ever hear that Plato gamboled through the alleys of Athens?
How they gamboled, kicked up their heels and tossed their heads.
The dog barked, ran back, returned and gamboled about her, and at last entered the house.
She who was called Muddled Maud likewise frisked and gamboled—and always she personified my idea of the French noun abandon.
"frolic, merrymaking," 1590s, originally gambolde "a leap or spring" (c.1500), from Middle French gambade (15c.), from Late Latin gamba "horse's hock or leg," from Greek kampe "a bending" (on notion of "a joint"), from PIE *kamp- "to bend" (see campus).
1580s; earlier gambade (c.1500), from Middle French gambader, from gambade (see gambol (n.)). Related: Gamboled; gamboling; gambolling.