polka

Part of speech: noun

A round dance, or the music for it.

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Usage examples "polka":

  1. And worse- far worse, gentlemen, he casts reflections on The Polka, the establishment of the one decent woman in Cloudy." - "The Girl of the Golden West", David Belasco.
  2. At Teheran, Bankok, and Arracan, a well- trained wolf that can dance a polka of the country, sing a national air, and preserve a grave face during five minutes, with a pair of spectacles on his nose, will fetch as much as 500 dollars. - "Le Morvan, [A District of France,] Its Wild Sports, Vineyards and Forests; with Legends, Antiquities, Rural and Local Sketches", Henri de Crignelle.
  3. Orange- coloured butterflies with wings like lighted lanterns fluttered along the edges of the flowering shrubs; a lovely purplish- black one with four large, white polka dots on his wings flitted persistently about them. - "Quick Action", Robert W. Chambers.