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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dance  \Dance\  (d[.a]ns),  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Danced};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Dancing}.]  [F.  danser,  fr  OHG.  dans[=o]n  to  draw; 
  akin  to  dinsan  to  draw,  Goth.  apinsan  and  prob.  from  the 
  same  root  (meaning  to  stretch)  as  E.  thin.  See  {Thin}.] 
  1.  To  move  with  measured  steps,  or  to  a  musical 
  accompaniment;  to  go  through  either  alone  or  in  company 
  with  others  with  a  regulated  succession  of  movements, 
  (commonly)  to  the  sound  of  music;  to  trip  or  leap 
  rhythmically. 
 
  Jack  shall  pipe  and  Gill  shall  dance.  --Wither. 
 
  Good  shepherd,  what  fair  swain  is  this  Which  dances 
  with  your  daughter?  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  move  nimbly  or  merrily;  to  express  pleasure  by  motion; 
  to  caper;  to  frisk;  to  skip  about 
 
  Then,  'tis  time  to  dance  off  --Thackeray. 
 
  More  dances  my  rapt  heart  Than  when  I  first  my 
  wedded  mistress  saw.  --Shak. 
 
  Shadows  in  the  glassy  waters  dance.  --Byron. 
 
  Where  rivulets  dance  their  wayward  round. 
  --Wordsworth. 
 
  {To  dance  on  a  rope},  or  {To  dance  on  nothing},  to  be  hanged. 




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