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Related to derring-do: expressive, pithy, obscure, meaningful, scrutinized
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Derring-Do took the Imperial and Cornwallis Stakes as a two-year-old in 1963 and, having recovered from serious winter illness, won the Hungerford Stakes the following season.
A generous helping of descriptive writing, add a spattering of derring-dos, pepper with historical asides, baste liberally with meetings with the high and mighty, finally top off with one near-death experience.
In the early half of the past century, traveling circuses were quite common - wild animals, freak shows, derring-dos and marksmanship displays enticed all ages.