lope along

lope along

to move along, bounding. The dog loped along at a very even pace, answering to his master's whistle. The horses loped along, eager to get home.
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Is it wise to just lope along until threatened by loss?
The near-14-1 shot went wire to wire to land the $250,000 event, in which the British duo did best of those coming from off the pace as Ultimate Eagle and Imagining were allowed to lope along on the front end.
The engine noise is intrusive when pressed hard but it runs well and the gear ratios give it strong pull for overtaking while letting it lope along on main roads.
It is not a particularly quiet engine and it's intrusive when pressed hard, but it runs well and the gear ratios give it strong pull for overtaking while letting it lope along on main roads.
What underlies the bounding mirth that seems to lope along underneath everything Handel wrote?
In the reining event, the horse would lope along, then the rider would imperceptibly hit the brakes, and the horse would skid to a stop.
As usual, Smith rode the giant mare with the utmost confidence, allowing her to lope along right at the back of the nine-runner field, well adrift of front-runner Dance To My Tune.
Out on the road the softly-sprung Consul was quite happy just to lope along at 50 to 60mph, offering a more than comfortable ride without any of the bumping and jarring that comes with some new sporty models with their rock hard suspension.
There's little point thrashing it, in fact it's best to let it lope along on what is a surprising amount of grunt available from lower revs.
The long gearing helps in this quest for efficiency, but it can also make for a few surprises as you move through the range, occasionally you have to leave it in a gear for longer than you expect, or you change up too early and try to lope along at about 3rpm.