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Tango   /tˈæŋgoʊ/   Listen
Tango

verb
1.
Dance a tango.






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"Tango" Quotes from Famous Books



... loaded with provisions, as well as soldiers and sailors who were sticking on like caterpillars all over the roofs, the sides, the steps and almost the wheels. I saw two of them dancing the tango on the top of one carriage. Then came car after car of prairie wagons, we call them, with voluminous, white, canvas hoods, loaded with provisions; after these, countless, giant cannon decorated with branches, flowers ...
— Lige on the Line of March - An American Girl's Experiences When the Germans Came Through Belgium • Glenna Lindsley Bigelow

... you,' he said, 'belong to the stately, the aristocratic type. You can be a grande dame or a duchess—and you are making of yourself—what? A soubrette, with your tango skirt and your strapped slippers, and your ...
— Contrary Mary • Temple Bailey

... reluctant and protesting, upon either arm, he erupted into the ballroom, giggling excitedly and crying "Votes for Women!" in a shrill treble, even the band broke down, so that the music died an untimely and tuneless death. When he danced a Tango with me, wearing throughout an exalted expression of ineffable bliss and introducing a bewildering variety of unexpected halts, crouchings and saggings of the knees—when, in the midst of an interval, he came flying to Daphne, calling her "Mother," insisting that he had been insulted, demanding ...
— Jonah and Co. • Dornford Yates

... As to the Prices of Commodities, they are sold after this rate. Rice in the City, where it is dearest, is after six quarts for fourpence half-peny English, or a small Tango, or half a Tango; six Hens as much; a fat Pig the same: a fat Hog, three shillings and six pence or four shilling: but there are none so big as ours. A fat Goat, two and fix pence. Betle-nuts 4000 nine pence Currant price, when ...
— An Historical Relation Of The Island Ceylon In The East Indies • Robert Knox

... people are fixed on him just now— the richest young man in the country, and all that sort of thing, you know. Seems to be a pretty decent sort of fellow, too, I believe—democratic and keen on other things besides tango and tennis. Oh, there's the thing I was hunting for. Mrs. de Lancey's a nut on gambling, I believe. Read that. It's a letter that came to us ...
— Guy Garrick • Arthur B. Reeve

... tendo tendere tetendi tentus stretch tundo tundere tutudi tusus, tunsus beat fallo fallere fefelli (falsus, as deceive Adj.) pello pellere pepuli pulsus drive out curro currere cucurri cursum (est) run parco parcere peperci parsurus spare cano canere cecini —— sing tango tangere tetigi tactus touch pungo pungere ...
— New Latin Grammar • Charles E. Bennett



Words linked to "Tango" :   dance, dance music, ballroom dance, trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toe, ballroom dancing



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