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["In Cayman a concert is almost any kind of public entertainment and need not be musical" (Doran 1954:84)] n. a church program to raise funds; a CHAIRMAN acts as master of ceremonies, announcing hymns sung by the choir, after which the BEGGAR-MAN collects donations from the congregation, announcing the amount as the money is handed over to the BOX-MAN. Large contributions are met with a RALLY, in which members of the congregation so moved march or STRUT up and down the aisle to a joyful spiritual. (Black)

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Last update: 2012-01-10 14:04
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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