dancing-master love


from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A teacher of dancing.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a professional teacher of dancing


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  • On the valiant Laird of Louponheight he looked with indescribable contempt, and amused himself with pointing out to the burgh dancing-master, who acted pro tempore as one of the band, the frolicsome bounds and pirouettes, in which that worthy displayed a great deal more of vigour than of grace.

    The Surgeon's Daughter 2008

  • To which Charmides replied: How like a flatterer you are! one would think you had set yourself to puff the dancing-master. 61

    Symposium 2007

  • There was a fat little dancing-master who used to come in a gig, and taught the more advanced among us hornpipes (as an accomplishment in great social demand in after life); and there was a brisk little French master who used to come in the sunniest weather, with a handleless umbrella, and to whom the Chief was always polite, because (as we believed), if the

    Reprinted Pieces 2007

  • Hocker “affable” to the spectators; the interior of Newgate, with Thomas Hocker preparing his defence; the Court, where Thomas Hocker, with his dancing-master airs, is put upon his trial, and complimented by the Judge; the Prosecution, the Defence, the Verdict, the Black Cap, the

    Miscellaneous Papers 2007

  • A confounded French dancing-master calling himself a count, and daring to fall in love in our family!

    The Virginians 2006

  • French fencing-master, and a dancing-master of the same nation, resided at Tunbridge during that season when Harry made his appearance: these men of science the young Virginian sedulously frequented, and acquired considerable skill and grace in the peaceful and warlike accomplishments which they taught.

    The Virginians 2006

  • Yes, my fine fellow; ogre at home, supple as a dancing-master abroad, and shaking in thy pumps, and wearing a horrible grin of sham gayety to conceal thy terror, lest I should point thee out: — thou art prosperous and honored, art thou?

    Roundabout Papers 2006

  • “By which the poor dancing-master got a cudgelling for nothing!”

    The Virginians 2006

  • Coal-merchants, architects and surveyors, two surgeons, a solicitor, a dancing-master, and of course several house-agents, occupy the houses — little two-storeyed edifices with little stucco porticoes.

    The Book of Snobs 2006

  • Warrington, that rough diamond had not had the polish of a dancing-master, and he did not know how to waltz, — though he would have liked to learn, if he could have had such a partner as

    The History of Pendennis 2006


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  • Yet such is the ill nature of people, that they say her uncle stopped her last week, just as she was stepping into the York Mail with her dancing-master.

    Sheridan, School for Scandal

    January 6, 2008