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balance off

[cf. OED balance of partners in dancing: to move to and fro in converse direc-tions like the arms of a balance 1775] v. phr. of partners dancing the quadrille: to perform variations, such as going into opposite corners of the square. (Eleu. Inagua).

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Last update: 2010-08-26 04:25
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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