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[hah-ling, hal-ing]
  1. a vigorous, athletic, Norwegian folk dance.
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Origin of halling

1865–70; < Norwegian, short for Hallingdal place known for this dance
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  • They had also other country homes at Halling and Trottescliffe.

    Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Rochester

    G. H. Palmer

  • "I could sing as finely as I could dance the Halling," he said to Knutty, with a grim smile.

    Katharine Frensham

    Beatrice Harraden

  • Your craft will surely be smashed if she slips to the ground, Mr. Halling!

  • Mr. Halling was bending over the unconscious form of his friend.

  • "We've got to get Mr. Damon to some place where he can be looked after," broke in Mr. Halling.