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  • n. Plural form of foxtrot.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of foxtrot.


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  • There's another sore point between McCain and the Republicans back in D.C. They're the ones doing all the heavy lifting, not to mention having to explain the daily charlie-foxtrots from the White House, while Mr. McCain is out on the campaign trail and missing votes in the Senate: By early Thursday afternoon, McCain joined nine other senators and Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff and Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez at a Capitol press conference announcing the deal.

    Bombing Run

  • Several weekends ago on Governors Island, well over a thousand people were dancing to a 12-piece orchestra that played mostly foxtrots, shifting from red-hot stomps by Fletcher Henderson to smooth two-beat show tunes by George Gershwin.

    A Retro Jazz Movement With a Good Dance Beat

  • Mátyás Seiber's hilarious tangos and foxtrots will put a spring in your step, while you can melt over Percy Grainger's (yes!) arrangement of Gershwin's "Embraceable You".

    Anthony Goldstone and Caroline Clemmow: The Jazz Age for Piano Duo – review

  • She hired a band called the Fabulous Flashbacks, I hired a band that played only foxtrots.

    Nanette Lepore: Why I Compared My Sister's Wedding to My Own

  • Still, she let him lead her around the room in waltzes and foxtrots, the smell of sweat rising from his skin like smoke.

    The Sway

  • Last week, I found a record album (like a photo album but for records) full of 1920s waltzes and foxtrots on phonographs.

    Small Moments of Joy

  • The Tuskegee Airmen deserve much better than this trio of charlie foxtrots.

    Anthony Hemingway To Direct George Lucas’ Red Tails | /Film

  • Larry the lamb, knee length bathing trunks, steam engines, foxtrots and all male cricket clubs.

    Race and The English

  • Performing a whimsical mix of popular German chansons and original compositions alongside Cuban rumbas, cheery foxtrots, elegant tangos and covers of modern pop songs, Palast has earned rave reviews and standing ovations in glamorous concert halls across the globe.

    UCLA Live Unveils Their 2007-2008 Jazz Series

  • They can do everything from Irish tunes to waltzes and foxtrots and American tunes.



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