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Sir Roger de Coverley

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noun

an English country dance performed by two rows of dancers facing each other.

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Origin of Sir Roger de Coverley

First recorded in 1680–90; earlier Roger of Coverly, apparently a fictional name

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Sir Roger de Coverley

noun

an English country dance performed to a traditional tune by two rows of dancers facing each other

Word Origin for Sir Roger de Coverley

C18: alteration of Roger of Coverley influenced by Sir Roger de Coverley, a fictitious character appearing in the Spectator essays by Addison and Steele
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