Coupee

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Coupee A motion in dancing, when one leg is a little bent, and raised from the floor, and with the other a forward motion is made.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n coupee In dancing, a movement which a dancer makes resting on one foot and passing the other forward or backward, making a sort of salutation. Also spelled coupé.
    • coupee To make a sort of bow or salutation in dancing.
    • coupee In heraldry, same as couped.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Coupee koo-pē′ in dancing, a salute to a partner, while resting on one foot and swinging the other backward or forward.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. coupé, n., properly p. p. of couper to cut. Cf. Coupé Coopee
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—couper, to cut.

Usage

In literature:

Otto and I sat in the coupee.
"O. T." by Hans Christian Andersen
Mais sa cime est nue, isolee, arrondie sur les derrieres, et coupee a pic du cote de Chamouni.
"Theory of the Earth, Volume 2 (of 4)" by James Hutton
And if he's not careful it's a crack on the head and a drop over the Coupee he'll be getting.
"A Maid of the Silver Sea" by John Oxenham
Three hundred blessed feet was the span of the Coupee.
"Pearl of Pearl Island" by John Oxenham
He crept back across the Coupee in the dark, and passed a man there who bade him good-night, not knowing till afterwards who he was.
"Carette of Sark" by John Oxenham
A laundress in Point Coupee kept the linen clean; and Hugot was not near so busy with house affairs as you might suppose.
"The Boy Hunters" by Captain Mayne Reid
Written at Pointe Coupee, La., April 26, 1861.
"Southern War Songs" by Various
Dr. Lewis has at last, set out for Point Coupee.
"Memoir of John Howe Peyton" by Various
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In poetry:

II. The slow Pas Grave, the brisk Coupee,
The Rigadoon, the light Chassee,
Devoid of gig,
I little prize; or Saraband
Of Spain; or German Allemande:
Give me a jig!
"The Irish Jig" by Sydney Owenson
If you would stay that Lady's shoud not want
A gay Mirtillo for a smooth Courant
Alas you need not speak to show your soul
Your bounds Coupees & sinks betray the fool
Men find a jest in evry diffrent step
for postures are the buisness of an ape
"Satyr VII. The Isle Of Wight" by Thomas Parnell

In news:

A dead Starling lies on the highway in Pointe Coupee Parish, La.
Says it is cleaning up about 80,000 gallons of oil that spilled from a pipeline in a rural Pointe Coupee Parish, northwest of Baton Rouge.
The Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury is set to receive an additional $100,000 in revenue for the 2012 tax year after deciding to roll forward the parish's millage rate.
Lottie, La (NBC33) — Unrestrained Driver Sustained Life-Threatening Injuries in Pointe Coupee Crash.
In the most recent case, students at Pointe Coupee Central High went back to class today.
Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff Bud Torres says the structure of the parish's inmate work release program will soon change through a partnership with East Feliciana Parish.
Pointe Coupee Request to Gates Jr.
My video is a special request to Henry Lewis Gates Jr to assist me in tracing my roots back to Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana.
Lottie, La (NBC33) — Unrestrained Driver Sustained Life-Threatening Injuries in Point e Coupee Crash.
(WGMB) — An angry reptile caused a ruckus on a road in Pointe Coupee Parish.
Opening the Morganza Spillway in Point Coupee Parish to protect our Mississippi River levees could mean we'll see floodwaters 5 to 25 feet deep in seven Acadiana Parishes.
The first was shot in Avoleyelles Parish on November 27, while the second was shot in Point Coupee Parish a couple days later.
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