Origin of morris dance
Examples from the Web for morris
Contemporary Examples of morris
Morris struggled to straighten his back, which involved stiffening a spine rarely used.
The convergence of these signs lit Morris up like a firecracker.
The 289-page satire follows Morris Feldstein, a pharmaceutical salesman who gets seduced by a lonely receptionist.
At some point during his busy schedule, Israel found the time to write a book, titled The Global War on Morris.
Guilt, when dispensed in the circumstances Morris occupied, is the anti-Viagra.
Historical Examples of morris
"My name is Morris," said that gentleman to the head steward.
"I do not understand you," said Mr. Morris, with some haughtiness.
"I know very little about Mr. Morris," said Miss Earle, freezingly.
"I am not looking after pretty women this voyage," said Morris, savagely.
It was only when that young lady said, "Why, Mr. Morris, is this you?"
Word Origin for morris dance
surname and masc. proper name, in some cases representing Maurice (common form Morice, or a nickname, Moorish, for onme who is swarthy. As a style of furniture, wallpaper, etc., 1880, in reference to poet and craftsman William Morris (1834-1896).
mid-15c., moreys daunce "Moorish dance," from Flemish mooriske dans, from Old French morois "Moorish, Arab, black," from More "Moor" (see Moor). Unknown why the English dance was called this, unless in reference to fantastic dancing or costumes (cf. Italian Moresco, a related dance, literally "Moorish;" German moriskentanz, French moresque).