from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A suit of hangings, tapestry, or the like, for a hall.
  • n. A Norwegian country-dance in triple rhythm.
  • n. Music for such a dance.


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  • Of course, this debating and town-halling stuff is nothing more than a political ploy ...

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  • Astro-turfing, town-halling, fabricating consumer opinion and using it to bullshit a demand we want our guns to be extra shoot-ie

    hopes and fears / what consumes me, bud caddell

  • One with his toes could perform on the fiddle; another could dance a Spanish halling on his knees;

    Peer Gynt

  • Basora, and from Basora to Babylon: and we passed the most part of the way by the strength of men by halling the boat vp the riuer with a long cord.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • The “spring-dance” and “halling” are characteristic peasant dances.

    Chapter IV

  • He knew four dances, two spring-dances, a halling1and an old, so-called Napoleon waltz; but he had been obliged gradually to turn the halling into a schottische by taking it in different time; and in the same way a springdance had to do duty as a polka-mazurka.

    Chapter IV

  • Fair and bright now was the hall within, with its long and low windows goodly glazed, a green halling on the walls of

    Child Christopher and Goldilind the Fair

  • Ancient withal were its adornments, and its halling was of the story of Troy, and stern and solemn looked out from it the stark woven warriors and kings, as they wended betwixt sword and shield on the highway of Fate.

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  • As for the walls of that chamber, they were hung with a marvellous halling of arras, wherein was wrought the greenwood, and there amidst in one place

    The Well at the World's End: a tale

  • As to the halling of the Chamber of Dais, I have told thee before how my lord, the King's Son, did do make it in memory of the wilderness wherein he found me, and the life of thralldom from which he brought me.

    The Well at the World's End: a tale


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