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  • noun A female dancer


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  • At a time when, riding his hunch, he was getting half a million for half a sack of flour, it was nothing less than insanity to give twenty whole sacks to a dancing-girl and a priest.

    Chapter XI

  • My late father-in-law, old Morrison, was telling him to spread it thin, because it cost a thousand pounds a bottle, and Rudi said he had gallons of the stuff, and when it had all been applied they would get Narreeman, the Afghan dancing-girl, to ravish me and throw me out into the snow.

    The Sky Writer

  • I came back to England laden down like a dancing-girl with stuff I could never wear: bracelets and toe rings and anklets.

    Chaplin’s Girl

  • He would equal Munophis of Elephanta if he could but get me an Indian dancing-girl, and Thygelion of Chaeronea if he could bring me a Greek courtesan; for, oh, ladies! there were Bombardas in

    Les Miserables

  • He conversed with Hermione, and found her deeply impressed with the truths of religion, and so perfectly acquainted with its doctrines, that he compared her to a doctor of theology in the dress of an Eastern dancing-girl.

    Anne of Geierstein

  • I see, the dancing-girl is standing ready; they are handing her some hoops.


  • Syracusan here, should do is to exhibit his dancing-girl to the state. 57 Let him tell the authorities he is prepared, for a consideration, to give the whole


  • Witness that story about the dancing-girl, that we all believed against you, Harry

    The Virginians

  • “Already they have had that calumny about me set a-going here, Sampson, — about me and the poor little French dancing-girl.”

    The Virginians

  • Straitwaist at the Asylum — Horace Milliken, who has married the descendant of the Kickleburys of the Conqueror, marry a dancing-girl off the stage!

    The Wolves and the Lamb


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