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Paul Jones

an old-time dance in which partners are exchanged
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C19: named after John Paul Jones
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  • If ever paul jones had an idea of hauling his colors, it must have been at this moment.

    Pike & Cutlass George Gibbs
  • You remember what paul jones said: 'I've just begun to fight.'

    The Rock of Chickamauga Joseph A. Altsheler
  • paul jones was very angry because his sailors had taken the silver plate.

    The Story of John Paul Jones Chelsea Curtis Fraser
  • But it was too late, for before the letter arrived in Paris paul jones was dead.

    Paul Jones Hutchins Hapgood
  • Without further ado, paul jones sprang nimbly down into the boat.

    The Story of John Paul Jones Chelsea Curtis Fraser
  • paul jones has been called by his friends patriot, and by his enemies pirate.

    Paul Jones Hutchins Hapgood
  • But after his long months of waiting, paul jones was thankful even for this.

  • Hull, like paul jones, believed in great broadsides at close quarters.

    Pike & Cutlass George Gibbs
  • These channel-men thought themselves secure, for such a venturesome procedure as that of paul jones was contrary to all precedent.

    Pike & Cutlass George Gibbs
  • Unrolling this he followed paul jones briskly aft to the flagstaff.

    The Story of John Paul Jones Chelsea Curtis Fraser

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