Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Italy, a lively dance for one couple.
“I will teach them to sing more songs, and to dance the tarantella as well as the trescone, and we shall soon forget this sorrow.”
“At noon they reached a village, and here they decided to replenish their little hoard of money, so, making their way to the piazza, they surrounded themselves with a crowd for whom they danced the trescone and sang themselves hoarse.”
“Carina sprang to the top of the box, and began to hop up and down in time to the music as the children went through the wild contortions of the trescone.”
“Across the chasm of years floated the echo of the tinkling bell, that told where cows climbed in search of herbage; the singular rhythmic cadence of the trescone, danced in a neighboring vineyard; the deep, mellow, lingering tones of a monastery bell, rung by hermit hands in a gray tower on a mountain eyry, that looked westward upon the sparkling blue mirror of the Mediterranean.”
“Come, then, and we will teach these ignorant ones the trescone! ”
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