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Sir Roger de Coverley

noun
1.
an English country dance performed by two rows of dancers facing each other.
Origin of Sir Roger de Coverley
1680-1690
First recorded in 1680-90; earlier Roger of Coverly, apparently a fictional name

Coverley

[kuhv-er-lee] /ˈkʌv ər li/
noun
1.
Sir Roger de, a literary figure representing the ideal of the early 18th-century squire in The Spectator, by Addison and Steele.
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British Dictionary definitions for Sir Roger de Coverley

Sir Roger de Coverley

noun
1.
an English country dance performed to a traditional tune by two rows of dancers facing each other
Word Origin
C18: alteration of Roger of Coverley influenced by Sir Roger de Coverley, a fictitious character appearing in the Spectator essays by Addison and Steele

Coverley

/ˈkʌvəlɪ/
noun
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