grand chain


  1. a figure in formation dances, such as the lancers and Scottish reels, in which couples split up and move around in a circle in opposite directions, passing all other dancers until reaching their original partners

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Of the few cotillon figures danced in New York society, the grand chain is the most popular and the simplest.

I shall content myself with some further reference to the central figure in this grand chain, the Puy de Dme itself.

The lady held out her jewelled hand as though she were taking some one else's hand in the Grand Chain.

There is a grand chain of mountains on the right, called the Charolais.

They played in a ring; the game resembled the grand chain in the Lancers.


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