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Terpsichore   Listen
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Terpsichore  n.  (Gr. Myth.) The Muse who presided over the choral song and the dance, especially the latter.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Terpsichore" Quotes from Famous Books



... side-dishes for the titillation of choicer palates—stands Clashthought Park, a house of some pretension, mentioned at Runnymede, with the spreading exception of wings given to it in later times by Daedalean masters not to be baulked of billiards or traps for Terpsichore, and owned for unbroken generations by a healthy line of procreant Clashthoughts, to the undoing of collateral branches eager for the birth of a female. Passengers through cushioned space, flying top-speed or dallying with obscure stations not alighted at apparently, ...
— A Christmas Garland • Max Beerbohm

... Nimphes. Terpsichore that of the Lute and Lyre, And Instruments that sound with Cords and wyere, That art the Mistres, to commaund The touch of the most Curious hand, When euery Quauer doth Imbrace His like in a true Diapase, And euery string his sound doth fill Toucht ...
— Minor Poems of Michael Drayton • Michael Drayton

... engaged either for—or for—or for— &c., &c., &c.; and then out came the little tablets, under the dome of a huge greenhouse filled with the most costly exotics, and Clementina and her fellow-labourer in the cause of Terpsichore went to work to make their arrangements for ...
— The Three Clerks • Anthony Trollope



Words linked to "Terpsichore" :   stage dancing, jive, nauch, pas de quatre, break dance, saltation, sidestep, Greek mythology, slam dance, trip the light fantastic, performing arts, duet, step dancing, ritual dance, ritual dancing, nautch, muse, choreography, phrase, social dancing, tap dance, nautch dance, terpsichorean, pas seul, belly dance, toe dancing, toe dance, variation, recreation, hoofing, clog, busker, ceremonial dance, dancing, saraband, diversion, tap, heel, skank, shimmy, pas de trois, adagio, trip the light fantastic toe, mambo, break dancing, courante



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