If there were no winners, there were no losers, and Major Major enjoyed every gamboling moment right up till the day Colonel Cathcart roared up in his jeep after Major Duluth was killed and made it impossible for him ever to enjoy playing basketball there again.
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Charles and Fortinbras gamboled on ahead.
Madeleine L’Engle -- A Wrinkle in Time
It was somehow slightly frightening, like the gambolling of tiger cubs which will soon grow up into man-eaters.