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Leapfrog   Listen
noun
Leapfrog  n.  A play among boys, in which one stoops down and another leaps over him by placing his hands on the shoulders of the former.






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"Leapfrog" Quotes from Famous Books



... of the fourth day of Fritz's contemptuous use of the road mentioned, the Captain and I were at our posts as usual. Fritz was strafing us pretty rough, just like he's doing now. The shells were playing leapfrog all ...
— Over The Top • Arthur Guy Empey

... caused them to drop their chimney-pots completely. One afternoon the entire Fourth Junior appeared in the corridors in their Sunday tiles! In their Sunday tiles they slid down the banisters; in their Sunday tiles they played leapfrog; in their Sunday tiles they executed a monster tug-of-war in the bottom corridor! Stephen and Bramble fought their usual battle in top hats, and Master Paul insisted on wearing the same decoration while washing up Oliver's tea-things. It was a splendid hit, and for ...
— The Fifth Form at Saint Dominic's - A School Story • Talbot Baines Reed

... circumstances find time to do a friendly thing. Always from the first taken a friendly interest in our little experiment. He is, indeed, indirectly personally responsible for its undertaking. If I hadn't come across him playing leapfrog before dinner with AKERS—DOUGLAS and JACKSON, as mentioned some weeks ago, SARK and I would never have tried this way ...
— Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 99., November 29, 1890 • Various

... heart has begun to wither. And that is a dreadful kind of old age. The heart needs never be old. Indeed it should always be growing younger. Some of us feel younger, do we not, than when we were nine or ten? It is not necessary to be able to play at leapfrog to enjoy the game. There are young creatures whose turn it is, and perhaps whose duty it would be, to play at leap-frog if there was any necessity for putting the matter in that light; and for us, we have the privilege, or if we will not accept the privilege, then I say we have ...
— The Seaboard Parish Volume 1 • George MacDonald

... not convenient to pay?" interrupted Petitpas, all the pages of La Vie de Boheme playing leapfrog ...
— A Chair on The Boulevard • Leonard Merrick



Words linked to "Leapfrog" :   get along, come along, child's game, get on, advance, advancement, procession, jump, progression, bound, onward motion, come on, forward motion, shape up, leap, spring



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