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Displume
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Disporting definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

DISPORTING, ppr. Playing; wantoning.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Disport Dis*port", v. i. [imp. & p. p. Disported; p. pr. & vb. n. Disporting.] [OF. se desporter; pref. des- (L. dis-) + F. porter to carry; orig. therefore, to carry one's self away from work, to go to amuse one's self. See Port demeanor, and cf. Sport.] To play; to wanton; to move in gayety; to move lightly and without restraint; to amuse one's self. Where light disports in ever mingling dyes. --Pope. Childe Harold basked him in the noontide sun, Disporting there like any other fly. --Byron.




 


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