Sir Roger de Coverley

Sir Roger de Coverley

noun
an English country dance performed by two rows of dancers facing each other.

Origin:
1680–90; earlier Roger of Coverly, apparently a fictional name

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Coverley

[kuhv-er-lee]
noun
Sir Roger de, a literary figure representing the ideal of the early 18th-century squire in The Spectator, by Addison and Steele.
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Coverley (ˈkʌvəlɪ)
 
n
See Sir Roger de Coverley

Sir Roger de Coverley
 
n
an English country dance performed to a traditional tune by two rows of dancers facing each other
 
[C18: alteration of Roger of Coverley influenced by Sir Roger de Coverley, a fictitious character appearing in the Spectator essays by Addison and Steele]

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