somerset

Part of speech: noun

A leap in which a person turns heels over head and lights on his feet.

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Usage examples "somerset":

  1. Half past three was heard booming from some clock tower on the twelfth day of June, 1913, when Mr. King, the Liberal representative from Somerset, was given the floor in the House of Commons. - "The Secrets of the German War Office", Dr. Armgaard Karl Graves.
  2. In January news was received of the victory of General Thomas at Somerset, Kentucky; also the capture of Roanoke Island, by General Burnside, and immediately after this, in February, the great victories of General Grant at Forts Henry and Donelson. - "A Narrative of Service with the Third Wisconsin Infantry", Julian Wisner Hinkley.
  3. Edmund was loath to start on his voyage without again seeing the king, but no one knew where Alfred now was, he, on finding the struggle hopeless, having retired to the fastnesses of Somerset to await the time when the Saxons should be driven by oppression again to take up arms. - "The Dragon and the Raven or, The Days of King Alfred", G. A. Henty.