Merry dancers

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Merry dancers See under Dancer.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Merry dancers the aurora
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. danser, from Teut.; Old High Ger. danson, to draw along.

Usage

In literature:

Another merry lady named MOLL DAVIES, a dancer at the theatre, was afterwards her rival.
"A Child's History of England" by Charles Dickens
In the shade, groups of merry dancers were enjoying themselves.
"Serge Panine, Complete" by Georges Ohnet
These streamers, or "merry dancers," as they are sometimes termed, were at times peculiarly bright.
"The World of Ice" by Robert Michael Ballantyne
Pipers and dancers were engaged, and a merry fool was brought down from London.
"Dorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall" by Charles Major
With the beam of the rising moon again ascended these merry dancers, the Spirits of the Well, and commenced their gambols on the green sod.
"Traditions of the North American Indians, Vol. 2 (of 3)" by James Athearn Jones
Young people forsook the merry gatherings of singers and dancers, to join the assemblies of God's people.
"Shenac's Work at Home" by Margaret Murray Robertson
These streamers, or "merry dancers" as they are sometimes termed, were at times peculiarly bright.
"The World of Ice" by R.M. Ballantyne
I've heard them called 'the merry dancers.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
Giles left "The Merry Dancer" quite determined to deceive Olga if it were possible.
"A Coin of Edward VII" by Fergus Hume
During the period of this conversation Dan's glance searched the merry throng about the dancer.
"The Little Regiment" by Stephen Crane
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In poetry:

A breathing sigh, a sigh for answer,
A little talking of outward things
The careless beck is a merry dancer,
Keeping sweet time to the air she sings.
"Divided" by Jean Ingelow
Oh! the band is playing gaily, but alone I sit apart,
Watching all the merry dancers, with a sore and aching heart;
Gaily old friends greet each other, but my head is in a whirl,
As I watcher her twirling past me-Dan O’Grady’s little girl.
"O’Grady’s Little Girl" by Alice Guerin Crist

In news:

The dancers of the Kit Kat Klub in Cabaret at Merry-Go-Round Playhouse and Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival running through Sept 8.
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