Thursday, November 22, 2012

Tolutation--Obsolete Word of the Day

The 1913 and 1828 versions of The Webster Dictionary included the word tolutation which means ambling or pacing.  (My 1982 American Heritage Dictionary does not include this word.)  Tolutation comes from the Latin tolutim, which means lifting up the feet, which is related to the Latin word tollere meaning to lift up.

And speaking of ambling, check out this video of Grýla frá Geitaskarði, a two year old filly in Iceland.  Wow can this little gal tolt.  She has some impressive breeding behind her:  Álfur frá Selfossi, Orri frá Þúfu, Andvari frá Ey, etc.  Check out the set of her head as she tolts--as you can see the headset of the Icelandic horse can naturally be quite high when tolting.

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