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Terpsichore  n.  (Gr. Myth.) The Muse who presided over the choral song and the dance, especially the latter.

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"Terpsichore" Quotes from Famous Books

... are your shades? Do ye not hear my mournful sighs? Are ye replaced by other maids Who cannot conjure former joys? Shall I your chorus hear anew, Russia's Terpsichore review Again in her ethereal dance? Or will my melancholy glance On the dull stage find all things changed, The disenchanted glass direct Where I can no more recollect?— A careless looker-on estranged In silence shall I sit and yawn And ...
— Eugene Oneguine [Onegin] - A Romance of Russian Life in Verse • Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin

... something of Sirens as well as of Gorgons: you have experienced petrifaction; you will next learn what it is to stand entranced, forgetting country and kindred. Wax will not avail you: her song will penetrate through all; for therein is every grace that Terpsichore, Melpomene, Calliope herself, could inspire. In a word, imagine that you hear such notes as should issue from those lips, those teeth that you have seen. Her perfect intonation, her pure Ionic accent, ...
— Works, V3 • Lucian of Samosata

... either for—or for—or for— &c., &c., &c.; and then out came the little tablets, under the dome of a huge greenhouse filled with the most costly exotics, and Clementina and her fellow-labourer in the cause of Terpsichore went to work to make their arrangements for ...
— The Three Clerks • Anthony Trollope

... newest and the most pretentious of Dawson's amusement palaces. It comprised a drinking-place with a spacious gambling-room adjoining. In the rear of the latter was the theater, a huge log annex especially designed as the home of Bacchus and Terpsichore. ...
— The Winds of Chance • Rex Beach

... Beautiful Blue Danube,' and we'll waltz. This desert is the biggest, jolliest ball-room floor that ever was, and I dare say we shall be the first to waltz on it since the creation of the world. That will be something to boast of when we get home. Come, let's dedicate the Great American Desert to Terpsichore." ...
— Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 22, November, 1878 - of Popular Literature and Science • Various

... the contrary—in a professed novel: there is a theatre in which it would be exquisitely appropriate and attractive; but the Temple of History is not the floor for a morris-dance—the Muse Clio is not to be worshipped in the halls of Terpsichore. We protest against this species of carnival history; no more like the reality than the Eglintoun Tournament or the Costume Quadrilles of Buckingham Palace; and we deplore the squandering of so much melodramatic talent on a subject which we have ...
— Famous Reviews • Editor: R. Brimley Johnson

... there, and make an exception of their ball, we are such friends, but go to no more crushes presided over by Terpsichore while a ...
— A Heart-Song of To-day • Annie Gregg Savigny

Words linked to "Terpsichore" :   nautch dance, heel, pas de quatre, nauch, tap dance, recreation, slam dance, pas de trois, terpsichorean, duet, clog, pavan, slam dancing, shimmy, break dancing, tap, stage dancing, courante, choreography, skank, ceremonial dance, performing arts, saltation, social dancing, hoofing, nautch, sidestep, trip the light fantastic toe

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