Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A dance by a single performer, who is required to execute a complicated figure, blindfolded, among a number of eggs, without touching them.
“What the public accounts committee witnessed today was an egg-dance between her former department, the department of state expenditure, the state law adviser and the State Attorney," he said.”
“NP, Van Schalkwyk said that up until two weeks ago the ANC had been doing an egg-dance on the bar-code issue, but "then suddenly they made a U-turn".”
“AUCKLAND had to execute a sort of diplomatic egg-dance; but he did it with consummate skill and temporarily satisfied everybody with the promise of a full statement upon trade policy so soon as Peace has been signed.”
“Being now reduced to the weapons of his mouth, he began bullying and cursing horribly: the lazy, worthless urchin, he said, would not do her duty; refused to perform the egg-dance, which he had promised to the public; he would beat her to death, and no one should hinder him.”
“Here the old Harper with Mignon should enter, and by the curiosity which they excited, gather several country people round them; the Harper would sing various songs in praise of peace, repose and joy; and Mignon would then dance the egg-dance.”
“You must remember that my lecture was a kind of egg-dance.”
“The disease spread, the flags were multiplied, the operations of war became an egg-dance among miniature neutral territories; and though all men took a hand in these proceedings, all men in turn were struck with their absurdity.”
“Under the name of "Phyllis" she had earned, ere her limbs were stiffened by age, great applause by her dainty egg-dance and all sorts of feats with the balancing pole.”
“-- effect of influenza on personal appearance: the Romanes Lecture an egg-dance.”
“The DA said the government appeared to be engaged in a "silly egg-dance over detail in order to try and put a brave face on the”
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