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galliard


galliard


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Galliard  \Gal"liard\,  n. 
  A  brisk,  gay  man.  [Obs.] 
 
  Selden  is  a  galliard  by  himself.  --Cleveland. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Galliard  \Gal"liard\,  n.  [F.  gaillarde,  cf  Sp  gallarda  See 
  {Galliard},  a.] 
  A  gay,  lively  dance.  Cf  {Gailliarde}. 
 
  Never  a  hall  such  a  galliard  did  grace.  --Sir.  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Galliard  \Gal"liard\,  a.  [OE.,  fr  F.  gaillard,  perh.  of  Celtic 
  origin;  cf  Ir  &  Gael.  galach  valiant,  or  AS  gagol,  geagl, 
  wanton,  lascivious.] 
  Gay;  brisk;  active.  [Obs.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cinque-pace  \Cinque"-pace`\,  n.  [Cinque  +  pace.] 
  A  lively  dance  (called  also  {galliard}),  the  steps  of  which 
  were  regulated  by  the  number  five  [Obs.]  --Nares.  Shak.