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Paul Jones

an old-time dance in which partners are exchanged
Word Origin
C19: named after John Paul Jones
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Historical Examples
  • You remember what paul jones said: 'I've just begun to fight.'

    The Rock of Chickamauga Joseph A. Altsheler
  • I'm going to be like paul jones and that crowd—if it takes a hundred years.

    The New Land

    Elma Ehrlich Levinger
  • The exploits of paul jones were equalled by these irregular cruisers.

  • paul jones trained under Barry before he had a ship of his own.

    The U-boat hunters

    James B. Connolly
  • In this state of affairs paul jones proved a very useful man.

    Paul Jones Hutchins Hapgood
  • Nothing, apparently, could be more desperate than the situation of paul jones then.

    Paul Jones Hutchins Hapgood
  • But it was too late, for before the letter arrived in Paris paul jones was dead.

    Paul Jones Hutchins Hapgood
  • paul jones has been called by his friends patriot, and by his enemies pirate.

    Paul Jones Hutchins Hapgood
  • paul jones had a neat way of disciplining his midshipmen aloft.

    Pike & Cutlass George Gibbs
  • If ever paul jones had an idea of hauling his colors, it must have been at this moment.

    Pike & Cutlass George Gibbs

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