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Origin of cancan
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As we were all decidedly gay, somebody proposed dancing the cancan—the real thing.San-Cravate; or, The Messengers; Little Streams|Charles Paul de Kock
One young woman startles the crowd by announcing that she will dance the cancan for half a dollar.
The music starts up just then, and she determines to do the cancan and risk the collection afterward.
Conducted by the Chevalier de Valois, a most able leader of an orchestra of this kind, the opening of the cancan was magnificent.An Old Maid|Honore de Balzac
As yet, the two little women had ventured upon nothing more than permissible cancan steps.Paul and His Dog, v.1 (Novels of Paul de Kock Volume XIII)|Charles Paul de Kock