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- noun dated A card on which a young woman listed those she had agreed to dance with.
- noun figuratively Appointment schedule.
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bilby commented on the word dance card
"'Anyway Porter Nash ain't going no further than sergeant, despite having a degree in criminology.'
'Christ, you're well informed. What's the matter with Porter Nash?'
Brant smiled. 'His dance card's not full.'
'He's a poofter, an arse bandit.'"
- Ken Bruen, 'A White Arrest'.
August 29, 2009