country dancing

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n country dancing a type of folk dance in which couples are arranged in sets or face one another in a line
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Usage

In literature:

Erica might, however, have led the dance in any country in Europe.
"Feats on the Fiord" by Harriet Martineau
For two years he rode wild horses, tramped the woods with rod and gun, and played the violin at country dances.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 7" by Elbert Hubbard
There was a dance that night out at the Country Club, and Arethusa had a new dress for it especially.
"The Heart of Arethusa" by Francis Barton Fox
There was a little dance in an adobe one night at Lincoln, when Ben Harold and some Texas men from the Seven Rivers country rode up.
"The Story of the Outlaw" by Emerson Hough
This dance is executed in most countries of Europe without any variation.
"A Treatise on the Art of Dancing" by Giovanni-Andrea Gallini
The seamen also danced hornpipes and country dances.
"Captain Cook" by W.H.G. Kingston
She noticed that in the main they confined themselves to country dances, some of which were new to her.
"The Book of All-Power" by Edgar Wallace
The other ladies wore dresses as for a dance in England in the country in the winter.
"Castellinaria and Other Sicilian Diversions" by Henry Festing Jones
Country-dances they were, the lancers and quadrilles.
"Historical Tales, Vol. 2 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
And more this evening for the country dance.
"Patty's Social Season" by Carolyn Wells
It was a real old-fashioned country dance that followed the wedding of Katie Duncan and Will Devitt.
"Nancy McVeigh of the Monk Road" by R. Henry Mainer
Long drives in the country or to church, or to a Christmas party or dance.
"Some Reminiscences of old Victoria" by Edgar Fawcett
As lovers do, Carl had thought intently of her warning that she did care for clothes, dancing, country clubs.
"The Trail of the Hawk" by Sinclair Lewis
Spanish quadrilles succeeded the waltz, and then we had the country dance.
"Borneo and the Indian Archipelago" by Frank S. Marryat
The dances were reels, country dances, and sometimes Sir Roger de Coverley.
"Personal Recollections, from Early Life to Old Age, of Mary Somerville" by Mary Somerville
Amabel met this young man constantly at the dances and country parties of a season.
"Amabel Channice" by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
What pleasure would it be to me to dance and be gay with my country's enemies?
"A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
Morris dances (old English country dances) and the folk-songs.
"How Girls Can Help Their Country" by Juliette Low
A dance in the Black Rim country has all the effect of a dog fight in a small village with empty streets.
"Rim o' the World" by B. M. Bower
But I, though alone in a strange country and unarmed, led them a nice dance for half an hour.
"The Strand Magazine, Volume V, Issue 27, March 1893" by Various
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In poetry:

An' aften, an' aften hae I gaen doon
A country dance wi' glee,
For a stout, stout fiddler led us oot—
Lang shankit Gibby Fea.
"The Fiddler O' Boglebriggs" by Alexander Anderson
But up got the lads and lasses
With many a merry glance;
And down went they all through the mazes
Of the dear old country dance.
"We Danced At Night In The Farm House" by Alexander Anderson
He plays strathspeys, an' reels, an' jigs,
Like ane at a country fair;
But never a lad or a lass daur gang
To dance to the music there.
"The Fiddler O' Boglebriggs" by Alexander Anderson
An' wha like him could start a reel,
Or country dance in barn or ha'?
It weel was kent through a' the toon
That Willie Stewart beat them a'.
"Blythe Willie Stewart" by Alexander Anderson
There was no Arab dancing at the wedding
Or Arab food.
Or Arab singing.
Or Arab shame
The sons of the country were absent from the wedding parade.
"The Hasteners" by Nizar Qabbani
Much we loved his stories told
Of a country strange and old,
Where the fairies danced till dawn,
And the goblin Leprecaun
Looked, we thought, like Morrison.
"Abram Morrison" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

The 2012 Chamber of Commerce Holiday Scholarship Dance starts at 7 pm Friday at Michaud's Towne & Country, 16808 Pearl Road.
Conditions at Montrose Co. Get the news you need to know before you go out the door with the 11 News Morning Show weekdays from 5 to 7 a.m. Grand Junction, Colo. (KKCO) – Tuesday night will be the last dance for a local country hangout.
The Tennessee city's appeal isn't limited to country-music buffs (though there's excellent line dancing, too).
Charlie "Sugartime" Phillips and the Sugartimers Classic Country Dance Band.
Country fans can two-step their partners away on the spacious dance floor.
Yes, proving that there is a "National" day for everything in this country, today is "National Chicken Dance Day".
Amina Abdi of El Teatro, an acting troupe comprised of immigrant students who have escaped their native countries for the US, performs a dance for the students at Centennial Elementary in Evans.
From Los Angeles to Philadelphia, Lindsey Holmes tours the country 42 weeks out of the year with the Philadelphia Dance Company.
Dude ranches and country dance halls sit alongside wineries and haute cuisine.
Two couples scored perfect 30s on Monday night's country-themed edition of Dancing with the Stars: All Stars, and one couple was even moved to tears -- by their own performance.
Texas Country Music Hall of Famer Johnny Bush will two-step his way to Edna's Texas Country Oaks Dance Hall on Saturday night.
Clark-Halpin is head of the dance program and Broadnax is one of the country's leading hip-hop theatre originators.
The duo reveal that they enjoy dancing to older popular songs and should they make it the next round they'll up for the country theme.
"Dance in the Country" (Courtesy of the MFA).
Country Dancer's Reunion Christmas Dance - 6 pm potluck.
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