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  • It has been in its time a dancing-hall and a gambling hell and God knows what else.


  • When a stranger enters the dancing-hall, he sees one end of the room taken up by the ladies, who sit dismally in a group by themselves; in the other end stand their pensive partners that are to be; but no more intercourse between the sexes than there is between two countries at war.

    The Life of Oliver Goldsmith

  • After the banquet the court repaired to the dancing-hall, where already the musicians were strumming upon their instruments, so that everyone's feet began to move rhythmically.

    The Faery Tales of Weir

  • It had a large dancing-hall, and was a favorite resort for gay parties from Boston and vicinity.

    The Bay State Monthly — Volume 2, No. 2, November, 1884

  • After the banquet all proceeded to the dancing-hall, and King Cuthbert gave his arm to her.

    The Faery Tales of Weir

  • At this moment (a tuning of instruments is heard in the dancing-hall) the tall figure of the accommodation man is seen, in company of the venerable Judge, passing hurriedly into a room on the right of the winding stairs before described.

    An Outcast or, Virtue and Faith

  • It was long and low -- in reality, the old dancing-hall, for the manor had been built after the pattern of its first owner's English home; and in the deep, recessed windows, facing the lake, many a bepatched and powdered little belle of Colonial days had coquetted across her fan with her bravely-clad partner.

    The S. W. F. Club

  • That was at Las Palmas, in a dancing-hall, when a Portuguese girl had knifed a fickle lover with a dagger drawn from her stocking.

    The Grell Mystery

  • They spoke affectedly of the ball given by the Prince of Schwartzenberg on the occasion of the espousals, and of the fire which consumed the dancing-hall, and the tragic death of several persons, notably of the sister of the prince.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Collection of Memoirs of Napoleon

  • And for Minos he made statues which spoke and moved, and the temple of Britomartis, and the dancing-hall of Ariadne, which he carved of fair white stone.

    Types of Children's Literature


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