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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • adv Anticly Oddly; grotesquely.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The March Hare from Alice In Wonderland portrays the actual antics of real hares during springtime, when they jump around and hit their large hind feet on the ground.
    • anticly In an antic manner; with odd postures and gesticulations; grotesquely.
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In literature:

Seeing nothing, however, and hearing no sound, he soon began his antics again.
"Myths That Every Child Should Know" by Various
It is certain that chance does play strange antics.
"The Skipper and the Skipped" by Holman Day
Casembe's smile was elicited by the dwarf making some uncouth antics before him.
"The Last Journals of David Livingstone, in Central Africa, from 1865 to His Death, Volume I (of 2), 1866-1868" by David Livingstone
Are not the present antics of the Supreme Council in Paris sufficient proof that saving democracy was just another shibboleth?
"The Pride of Palomar" by Peter B. Kyne
A squirrel came out on a limb, and with its antics and barking helped me pass the time.
""Say Fellows--"" by Wade C. Smith
The antics of the dolls kept them amused.
"The White Road to Verdun" by Kathleen Burke
A monkey on a tree above imitates the movements, and his antics enrage the lion, who warns him to desist.
"Flowers from a Persian Garden and Other Papers" by W. A. Clouston
Dave was not the only one in that household who was miserable, owing to Cupid's unaccountable antics.
"'Way Down East" by Joseph R. Grismer
Our escort watched our antics and said nothing.
"Indiscreet Letters From Peking"
He was in a fine rage, and going straight to King Arthur said that Tom, at his old antics, had done it on purpose.
"English Fairy Tales" by Flora Annie Steel
Her antics made her parents and Marian smile as they came from the hotel.
"A Little Florida Lady" by Dorothy C. Paine
Furious with rage, he found himself once more forced to resort to undignified antics.
"The Black Box" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
When the absurdly dressed man with long hair reached deck, he performed the drollest antics.
"Atlantis" by Gerhart Hauptmann
He stopped short in those antics which had been induced by mortal terror; of course, his shadow, too, was still instantly.
"The Young Mountaineers" by Charles Egbert Craddock
He fairly shouted at his quips and antics.
"Watch Yourself Go By" by Al. G. Field
I was very fond of wandering amongst the high-tree jungle and quietly watching their antics.
"Ranching, Sport and Travel" by Thomas Carson
But the instant he began to turn the crank, the two birds ceased their antics.
"The Pirate Shark" by Elliott Whitney
This was Neptune's wife, and these two carried on the most remarkable antics I ever saw.
"Fighting the Whales" by R. M. Ballantyne
You never saw such antics!
"Thistle and Rose" by Amy Walton
Nothing can exceed the capricious antics which these animals indulge in, while trooping over the plain.
"The Bush Boys" by Captain Mayne Reid

In poetry:

We the fairies blithe and antic,
Of Dimensions not gigantic,
Though the moonshine mostly keep us,
Oft in orchards frisk and peep us,
"Fairy Song" by Thomas Randolph
And they who spake all tongues there be
Made antics with solemnity,
Or closely huddled each to each
Talked ribald in a foreign speech.
"The Ballad of Iskander" by James Elroy Flecker
Woods, that beat the wind with frantic
Gestures and drop darkly 'round
Acorns gnarled and leaves that antic
Wildly on the rustling ground!
"One Day And Another: A Lyrical Eclogue – Part IV" by Madison Julius Cawein
'Seizing her struggling hand, EUGENIO tries
'To warn the fair Devoted, ere she flies,
'Where Infamy in silent ambush strays.
'Amidst the antic Throng, the midnight blaze.
"Louisa: A Poetical Novel. Fourth Epsitle." by Anna Seward
"Wisha, did you see the Careys? They're the highfalutin fairies."
"Tell me, who were them play-actors there that had so much to say?"
"Och, the antics and the wrigglin', and the goin's-on and gigglin'-
Wisha, did you see the Careys there to-day!"
"The Careys" by John O Brien

In news:

The SNL alums, Baby Mama co-stars and friends will host the January 2013 awards show and hopefully we can expect the silliest of antics.
The delightful giggle of an innocent child, the playful antics of a puppy or a simple compliment from a friend are all examples of little things.
There has been so much talk of his antics, we wanted to focus on what it means for education in the classroom.
Their live show's reportedly full of outrageous frontman antics, which may or may not make up for what they lack in tunecraft.
Rat Pack antics at Frank Sinatra 's penthouse are said to include champagne glass tossing over the balcony by Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr.
As per usual, Lady Gaga couldn't have an event without a plethora of antics.
Anne Sterling describes "The Frantic Antics" of lobbyists and asks "Dreadful or Useful".
Rob Zombie on perfectionism, remixes, and backstage antics with Marilyn Manson.
Party antics keep Bruno Mars tweeting all night.
It's funny in the same vein as his patently asinine antics, thanks to an unfathomably weird delivery.
You remember the case of the minor-league hockey coach receiving world-wide attention for his actions/antics in the postgame handshake line.
Frat-boy antics had already pushed Colombian hotel staff to their limit when US personnel and their hookers sparked a scandal that rocked the Secret Service, investigators said.
From the excessive partying to the insane stage antics, Crüe have been a band of miscreants releasing their kickass version of rock and roll on the world for well over 30 years.
Hector "Macho" Camacho, the flamboyant boxer who awed fans with his quick hands and ring antics, was shot and critically wounded in Puerto Rico Tuesday, authorities said.
Dancing Naked in a Mine Field continued the insane antics, but none of these platters touch M.I. R.V. 's live work, where the boys continually set new standards in heavy dementia.

In science:

We may antic ipate that the third one can easily be extended to more general modi fied gravitationa l models.
Stability in Generalized Modified Gravity
Plotkin, “A structural approach to operational sem antics. ” Aarhus University, Computer Science Department, Tech.
Formalizing cCSP Synchronous Semantics in PVS
OakRidge + ” stands for the SN group mainly consisting of the Florida Atl antic University (S.
Multiple physical elements to determine the gravitational-wave signatures of core-collapse supernovae