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- n. A small triangular flag, especially one attached to a knight's lance; a pennon.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A small triangular flag, esp. one attached to a knight's lance; a pennon.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small pennon fastened to the shaft of a medieval lance.
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The pavon was a slow, stately dance, but it also included high leaps.
The stately _pavon_ had possession of the English court, with ruffs and farthingales, in the reign of Elizabeth.
Geoffery Loutterell, who died in 1345, that nobleman is represented armed at all points, receiving from the ladies of his family his tilting helmet, shield, and _pavon_.
Once more on the ice-bright floor they danced the pavon
"Let us dance the pavon!" she said; the waxlights glittered like swords on the polished floor.
Dancing was the daily occupation rather than the amusement at court and elsewhere, and the names of dances exceeded the list of the virtues -- such as the French brawl, the pavon, the measure, the canary, and many under the general titles of corantees, jigs, galliards, and fancies.
It was the pavon [Note 5] we danced, and not many steps were taken when Sir William saith --
And high and rich swelled the merry music that invited to the stately pavon.
The dance began; but Isabel excused herself from the pavon, and the king led out the reluctant and melancholy Anne.
Count de la Roche, in the pavon, with the Lady Margaret, was rivalled only by the more majestic grace of Edward and the dainty steps of