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/kwadríl/ [Vir. idem (Roy); OED → 1862] n. a folk dance performed by sets of couples: 1978 Quadrille. . .[done to] the heel-and-toe polka, the schottische, lancers, waltz, and others (Bethel 49). All you need is a goat-skin drum, a washboard and a saw and you could dance the quadrille all night (Nassau). (Gen.)

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Last update: 2010-10-28 03:24
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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