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tantivy

[tan-tiv-ee] /tænˈtɪv i/
adverb
1.
at full gallop:
to ride tantivy.
adjective
2.
swift; rapid.
noun, plural tantivies.
3.
a gallop; rush.
interjection
4.
(used as a hunting cry when the chase is at full speed.)
Origin
1635-1645
1635-45; origin uncertain
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tantivy

/tænˈtɪvɪ/
adverb
1.
at full speed; rapidly
noun
2.
(pl) -tivies. a hunting cry, esp at full gallop
interjection
3.
a hunting cry, esp at full gallop
Word Origin
C17: perhaps imitative of galloping hooves
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