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Country-dance   /kˈəntri-dæns/   Listen
Country-dance

noun
1.
A type of folk dance in which couples are arranged in sets or face one another in a line.  Synonyms: contra danse, contradance, contredanse, country dancing.






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"Country-dance" Quotes from Famous Books



... relief. She had always scorned the idea that her lover had even made a shot at Carroway, often though the brave lieutenant had done the like to him; and now she felt sure that he could clear himself; or how could he be so light-hearted? "You see that I am scarcely fit to lead off a country-dance with you," said Robin, still holding both her hands, and watching the beauty of her clear bright eyes, which might gather big tears at any moment, as the deep blue sky is a sign of sudden rain; "and it will be a very long time, ...
— Mary Anerley • R. D. Blackmore



Words linked to "Country-dance" :   longways dance, landler, country dancing, longways, square dancing, trip the light fantastic, folk dance, square dance, promenade, folk dancing, do-si-do, trip the light fantastic toe, sashay, dance, swing



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