fan dance

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fan dance a solo dance in which large fans are manipulated to suggest or reveal nakedness
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Usage

In literature:

Summer insects danced on the air, and a flock of white butterflies fanned the mobile tips of the crimson fireweed.
"Summer" by Edith Wharton
A fan is always useful; she'll be going to a lot of dances at Davos this winter.
"Beasts and Super-Beasts" by Saki
There was dancing day and night, the tinkling of guitars, flirting of fans.
"Rezanov" by Gertrude Atherton
Muriel Mercer tapped one of the younger men with her plumed fan and they danced.
"Merton of the Movies" by Harry Leon Wilson
Fan couldn't dance one bit after that.
"Nuttie's Father" by Charlotte M. Yonge
The candy was eaten long ago, and the dance music and the concerts long forgotten in the village, but Lydia still had the fan.
"Martie the Unconquered" by Kathleen Norris
In the breath of his black fan, the lamplight tossed queer shadows leaping, and danced on the table of polished camagon.
"Dragon's blood" by Henry Milner Rideout
She fanned her face, flushed with her exertions in the dance.
"A Love Episode" by Emile Zola
Old-fashioned dresses, high-heeled satin slippers, dancing programs, painted fans, were all heaped together.
"Suzanna Stirs the Fire" by Emily Calvin Blake
The Shawanese then waved large fans, made of eagles' tails, and danced.
"The Adventures of Daniel Boone: the Kentucky rifleman" by Uncle Philip
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In poetry:

He nourished now his flame and fanned it,
He even danced at work below.
The upper servants wouldn't stand it,
And BOWLES the butler told him so.
"Little Oliver" by William Schwenck Gilbert
And so 'twas done, and on that night,
While silk and sword, with fan and flower,
Danced in the hall in the golden light,
Prince Vitus sat in the lone dark tower.
"The Ballad Of Saint Vitus" by Lord Alfred Douglas
Young Loves around thee fan their wings—
Behind, the maddened fir-tree springs,
As when by Orpheus fired:
The poles whirl round with swifter motion,
When in the dance, like waves o'er Ocean,
Thy footsteps float untired!
"Rapture -- To Laura" by Friedrich von Schiller

In news:

Photo Marina Fanning and her dance partner Jake Roberts of the Kirksville Police Department.
Van Dyke 's handsome, silly, and kindhearted persona has now carried this iconic song and dance man into the hearts of 21st Century TV fans.
Football fan Christopher Donahue is not dancing in the end zone.
Franz Ferdinand , headliners at this year's Reading and Leeds Festivals, delighted fans with a "model" performance by eight synchronized dancing mannequins provided by Specialz.
Also, I was a big fan of anger dancing.
For new fans of electronic dance music, the terminology is a maze of genres and sub-genres.
Music fans descend on the Garden State as rock, dance fests kick into high gear .
Dancing with the Stars pro dancer Derek Hough donned some shiny silver pants and shook his fanny at a popular Salt Lake City gay club, but then freaked out when a fan tried to take his picture.
Iglesias dances intimately with female fan, does gay rights tribute.
Martin fans, beware of confusion: There are now plenty of "A Dance with Dragons" spoilers out there – and many of them are fakes.
Parsons Dance satisfies fans with joyous program at PS/21.
Each summer, Parsons Dance makes its way up the Taconic State Parkway to stir things up at PS/21 where its eager fans await.
Korean pop sensation PSY joins Madonna on stage at Madison Square Garden in New York, where they dance to his pop culture anthem 'Gangnam Style' and to her jam 'Music' in front of nearly 20,000 fans.
If you're a polka fan you can listen and dance to polka music all weekend long.
FREEPORT— The Pretzel Fan Club will host the Pretzel Pride Dance and Auction from 7 pm to midnight Nov 24 at the Masonic Temple Ballroom, 305 W Stephenson St, Freeport.
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