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Sashay

noun
1.
A square dance figure; partners circle each other taking sideways steps.
2.
(ballet) quick gliding steps with one foot always leading.  Synonym: chasse.
3.
A journey taken for pleasure.  Synonyms: excursion, expedition, jaunt, junket, outing, pleasure trip.  "It was merely a pleasure trip" , "After cautious sashays into the field"






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"Sashay" Quotes from Famous Books



... backed off in apparent alarm. "Say, is this a weddin' garment you're onload'n' on me? Do I have to sashay down a church aisle ...
— The Big-Town Round-Up • William MacLeod Raine

... unbelieving. "You can prove it easy. Some time, when they shift some decent guards on us that will give us a peep at a newspaper, you get yourself thrown into the jacket, climb out of your body, and sashay down to little old 'Frisco. Slide up to Third and Market just about two or three a.m. when they are running the morning papers off the press. Read the latest news. Then make a swift sneak for San Quentin, get here before the newspaper tug crosses the bay, and tell me what you read. Then we'll wait ...
— The Jacket (The Star-Rover) • Jack London



Words linked to "Sashay" :   walk, contradance, country dancing, contra danse, move, country-dance, dance step, airing, contredanse, dance, journeying, journey, square dancing, field trip, concert dance, ballet, square dance, step



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