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  • n. a solo tap dance emphasizing sharp taps


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  • "I'll meet you outside, after the last act," Martin whispered, the while his face showed undivided interest in the buck-and-wing dancing on the stage.

    Chapter 15

  • In a live feed where news is breaking, they buck-and-wing while research staffs scramble to Google up information to make them look a little less piteous.

    Brian Ross: Can We Separate Television News from the Game Show Mentality?

  • Sure, and why not do a buck-and-wing and holler "Yowza" while you're at it.

    Standing up to the bullies

  • From a buck-and-wing, DBS quickly maneuvered into a bossa-nova, followed by a Russian country dance.

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  • Through a mammoth effort, Becky was able to suppress her first instinct, which was to break into a joyous buck-and-wing while belting out “Happy Days Are Here Again.”

    Little Earthquakes

  • They went round and round, jerking in a buck-and-wing, bent at the waist, stepping with high knees, their faces alternately staring down at their feet on the ground and bending back to speculate on the blanked heavens.

    Cold Mountain

  • Whereupon two or three youngsters jumped out and performed a good imitation of a buck-and-wing dance.

    Negritos of Zambales

  • Doc's part in the evening's entertainment was a buck-and-wing dance of a most violent sort, and when he had finished, Jarrow told him to serve all hands with a tot of rum.

    Isle o' Dreams

  • Yet, Sally, jolted by the train, which towards the small hours seemed to be trying out some new buck-and-wing steps of its own invention, slept ill, and presently, as she lay awake, there came to her bedside the Spectre of Doubt, gaunt and questioning.

    The Adventures of Sally

  • Archibald, mark you, whose golf was a kind of blend of hockey, Swedish drill, and buck-and-wing dancing.

    The Man Upstairs and Other Stories


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  • If you're moved to an artistic fling
    You could join in a chorus and sing;
    Or choose not to mingle,
    Perform as a single
    If you're up to a brisk buck-and-wing.

    April 23, 2014