from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A dance performed with swords, especially one performed around swords laid on the ground.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A dance performed over swords laid on the ground, but without touching them.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A dance in which the display of naked swords, and in some cases movements made with them, form a part.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any of various dances by men who step nimbly over swords or flourish them in the air


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  • Itazura moved back one step, then came forward, snapping his wrists just enough to make the tip of his sword dance a small circle in the air as it connected with the tip of Gash’s, the colliding steel blades glistening under the streetlights, striking together with a high-pitched, deadly, almost musical shhhhkick!

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