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 for prance
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Prance \Prance\ (pr[.a]ns), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Pranced; p.
     pr. & vb. n. Prancing.] [OE. prauncen; probably akin to
     prank, v. t. See Prank.]
     1. To spring or bound, as a horse in high mettle.
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              Now rule thy prancing steed.          --Gay.
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     2. To ride on a prancing horse; to ride in an ostentatious
        manner.
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              The insulting tyrant prancing o'er the field.
                                                    --Addison.
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     3. To walk or strut about in a pompous, showy manner, or with
        warlike parade. --Swift.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  prance
      n 1: a proud stiff pompous gait [syn: strut, prance,
           swagger]
      v 1: to walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to
           impress others; "He struts around like a rooster in a hen
           house" [syn: tittup, swagger, ruffle, prance,
           strut, sashay, cock]
      2: spring forward on the hind legs; "The young horse was
         prancing in the meadow"
      3: cause (a horse) to bound spring forward
      4: ride a horse such that it springs and bounds forward

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  119 Moby Thesaurus words for "prance":
     amble, barge, bob, bounce, bound, bowl along, bundle, canter,
     caper, capriole, caracole, cavort, clog, clump, curvet, cut a dido,
     cut capers, dance, dido, drag, droop, falcade, flounce, foot,
     footslog, fox-trot, frisk, gait, gallop, gambade, gambado, gambol,
     go on horseback, hack, halt, hippety-hop, hitch, hobble, hoof, hop,
     jog, jolt, jump, jump about, leap, limp, lock step, lope, lumber,
     lunge, lurch, mince, mincing steps, mount, pace, paddle, peacock,
     peg, piaffe, piaffer, plod, rack, ramp, ride bareback, ride hard,
     roll, romp, sashay, saunter, scuff, scuffle, scuttle, shake,
     shamble, shimmy, shuffle, sidle, single-foot, skip, slink, slither,
     slog, slouch, slowness, spring, stagger, stalk, stamp, step, stomp,
     straddle, straggle, stride, stroll, strolling gait, strut, stump,
     swagger, swank, swash, swashbuckle, swing, take horse, tap-dance,
     tittup, toddle, totter, traipse, tread, trip, trot, trudge,
     velocity, waddle, walk, waltz, wamble, wiggle, wobble
  
  

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