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- noun A
dancethat is musically similar to a mazurka, but which is dancedmore like a polka.
- noun A dance tune in slow triple time, accented on the last beat.
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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.
She stayed later than any one at the ball, and at four oclock in the morning she was dancing a polka-mazurka with Sitnikov in the Parisian style.
In process of time their wishes may be gratified, but usually in so questionable a shape that one is inclined to doubt the desirableness of the change; for it is a singular fact that the votaries of Terpsichore are most frequently such as appear least designed by Nature to shine in the dance, but who are nevertheless willing and anxious to undertake anything, from a quadrille to a polka-mazurka.