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Origin of minstrel
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Example sentences from the Web for minstrel
What kind of minstrel show he gave to win his freedom is not known.
I started with a minstrel show, making eight bucks a night, three nights a week.The Stacks: The Neville Brothers Stake Their Claim as Bards of the Bayou|John Ed Bradley|April 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The idea that Cyrus staged what amounts to a minstrel show Sunday night is an interesting, though debatable, one.Miley Cyrus's VMA Performance Was Ridiculous, But It Wasn't Racist|Kevin Fallon|August 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In a tradition that goes back to the days of the minstrel show, the banjo player doubled as a comedian.Earl Scruggs, Dead at 88, Pioneered a Banjo Style Imitated but Never Equaled|Malcolm Jones|March 29, 2012|DAILY BEAST
They perceived it as symbolic sexual service in the minstrel lane.
At one end, and acting as interlocutor for this impromptu minstrel show, - 50 -presides one of the best fellows in the world.The Real Latin Quarter|F. Berkeley Smith
They could revel in the rugged measures of ‘Marmion,’ in the whirl and clatter of the ‘Last Minstrel.’A Cursory History of Swearing|Julian Sharman
The Lay of the Last Minstrel was his first original piece of any length and his first great popular success.Sir Walter Scott|William Paton Ker
Now, while the minstrel sang and touched his instrument, a fair youth stood up from the rosy sea of peonies by the pond.Japanese Fairy Tales|Grace James
All festal occasions in Circassian life are enlivened by the presence of the minstrel.Life of Schamyl|John Milton Mackie