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merry dancers

plural noun
(Scot) the aurora borealis
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  • In the shade, groups of merry dancers were enjoying themselves.

    Serge Panine, Complete Georges Ohnet
  • This accounts for the description of aurora as “merry dancers.”

  • These streamers, or "merry dancers," as they are sometimes termed, were at times peculiarly bright.

    The World of Ice

    Robert Michael Ballantyne
  • No rule could be traced in the movement of the light parcels which are called the “merry dancers.”

    Notable Voyagers W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith
  • Finally Columbine sprang to her feet, took his arm, and with a half-regretful glance at the merry dancers left the room with him.

  • In joyful spirit, the Shetlanders call the beautiful natural phenomenon, “merry dancers.”

    Meteorology J. G. M'Pherson
  • It was as if there was nothing but merry dancers, laughing engagements, an interchange of enjoyment, all about.

    Hester, Volume 2 (of 3) Margaret Oliphant
  • At another he heard the enticing notes of a fiddle and the light heels of the merry dancers.

  • The whole sky was aglow with the light of the aurora borealis--or the merry dancers, as we call the phenomenon in Orkney.

    The Pilots of Pomona

    Robert Leighton
  • These streamers, or “merry dancers” as they are sometimes termed, were at times peculiarly bright.

    The World of Ice R.M. Ballantyne

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