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hopping

moving by quick springy leaps.

hopping response
a test of postural reactions. The animal is supported while three limbs are held off the ground and it is made to move forward, backward, and laterally on one leg at a time. Strength and coordination of the hopping movement is assessed.
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Hopping response. By permission from McCurnin D, Poffenbarger EM, Small Animal Physical Diagnosis and Clinical Procedures, Saunders, 1991
References in classic literature ?
Shucks, I only meant you'd SEE 'em -- not hopping, of course -- what do they want to hop for?
On came Antaeus, hopping and capering with the scorching heat of his rage, and getting new vigor wherewith to wreak his passion, every time he hopped.
Sylvie was silenced, and was all attention: in fact, she and I were most of the audience now, as the Frogs kept hopping away, and there were very few of them left.
The ball went hopping round the wheel until it began to settle through the notches.
Valentin de Bellegarde walked behind her at a distance, hopping about to keep off the far-spreading train of her dress.
They fought through the clear cool day, and Bobby felt a little thrill run down his spine when he heard the tinkle-tinkle-tinkle of the empty cartridge-cases hopping from the breech-blocks after the roar of the volleys; for he knew that he should live to hear that sound in action.
She could hear the rustling of the branches as he ascended the adjoining slope, till his movements were no louder than the hopping of a bird, and finally died away.
These he showed us from the drawing-room window, while his bird was hopping about his head, and he laughed, "Ha ha ha ha
When the bud burst the plant man remained dangling at the end of his stem, but the three other sections fell to the ground, where the efforts of their imprisoned occupants to escape sent them hopping about in all directions.
Wait, and ye shall see," I replied, hopping with excitement.
On drawing near, he perceived that it was nothing else than a wretched legless cripple in a bowl, who was hopping along on his two hands like a wounded field-spider which has but two legs left.
Athelny's home, and they spent three weeks hopping.