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  • noun dated A card on which a young woman listed those she had agreed to dance with.
  • noun figuratively Appointment schedule.

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  • "'Anyway Porter Nash ain't going no further than sergeant, despite having a degree in criminology.'

    'Christ, you're well informed. What's the matter with Porter Nash?'

    Brant smiled. 'His dance card's not full.'

    'What?'

    'He's a poofter, an arse bandit.'"

    - Ken Bruen, 'A White Arrest'.

    August 29, 2009