from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A round dance in 2/4 time.
- n. A piece of music for this dance.
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- n. A partnered country dance of Bohemian origin.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A variety of polka.
- n. Music for such a dance or in its rhythm.
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- n. music performed for dancing the schottische
- n. a German round dance resembling a slow polka
Dinah danced with Bobby again, and then Jim, and then Old Sam, who had patented a kind of schottische-rhumba combination that was the dread of every woman in the Park.
She was perfectly willing for me to dance until 12 o'clock at the imminent peril of my going to sleep on the after-watch -- but then she would top off with a very inconsistent sermon on dancing in general; ending with a terrific broadside aimed at that heresy of heresies, the 'schottische'.
Ma was delighted with her trip, but she was disgusted with the girls for allowing me to embrace and kiss them -- and she was horrified at the 'schottische' as performed by Miss Castle and myself.
Okay, after 11 years I've only figured out how to do the Grand March and a schottische, but it's a start.
He reconjured moonlight schottische dances on the decks of a steamer run by lovable country people, “simple-hearted folk and overflowing with good-fellowship and the milk of human kindness.”
And he did, but all the time his eyes were on Berenice, who was caught up by one youth and another of dapper mien during the progress of the evening and carried rhythmically by in the mazes of the waltz or schottische.
Look at the Highland schottische, where you spun round and howled, and the old galop to the tune
Ma was delighted with her trip, but she was disgusted with the girls for allowing me to embrace and kiss them — and she was horrified at the ‘schottische’ as performed by Miss
Sivert could dance, and Leopoldine too; a kind of dancing peculiar to the spot, growth of the new-cleared soil; a dance with energy and swing: schottische, mazurka, waltz and polka in one.
Moving slowly along, behind the couples that began a schottische, he felt a tap on his arm, and, looking round, saw Miss Jensen.