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  • n. Plural form of lavolta.

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Examples

  • And very charming was Mr. William Cary, with his quips and his jests, and his galliards and lavoltas; over and above his rich inheritance; but then, charming also Mr. Coffin of Portledge, though he were a little proud and stately; but which of the two should she choose?

    Westward Ho!

  • Thus, with singing and with music, springs into existence the characteristic Elizabethan extravagance; the dolphins and lavoltas of Greene; the hyperbole, more surprising in a writer so terse and muscular, of Ben Jonson.

    The Common Reader

  • And teach lavoltas high [1] and swift corantos; [2]

    King Henry the Fifth Arranged for Representation at the Princess's Theatre

  • [Footnote III. 1: _ ---- lavoltas high_] A dance in which there was much turning, and much capering.] [Footnote III. 2: _ ---- swift corantos; _] A corant is a sprightly dance.] [Footnote III. 3: _With +pennons+_] _Pennons_ armorial were small flags, on which the arms, device, and motto of a knight were painted.]

    King Henry the Fifth Arranged for Representation at the Princess's Theatre

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