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spyhop

[spahy-hop] /ˈspaɪˌhɒp/ Animal Behavior
noun
1.
  1. a vertical half-rise out of the water performed by a whale in order to view the surroundings.
  2. a springing bounce in tall grasses performed by certain land mammals, as foxes and wolves, to view the surroundings.
verb (used without object), spyhopped, spyhopping.
2.
to perform such a rise or bounce.
Origin
spy + hop1
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