One of those mounted on horseback inquired of a young man who led the sword-dance, whether any of his comrades were hurt.
Do you think any one can dance the sword-dance without the pipes?
Then the Laird danced a sword-dance over two T squares and broke them both.
It is said that when Cruikshank was eighty-three, he executed a sword-dance before an old officer who had mentally buried him.
But my young friend appeared to me to value only prodigal and fantastic vigour, and to prefer the sword-dance to the minuet.
To one spectator it was more interesting than the sword-dance, more exciting than a steeple-chase.
Madame Pfeiffer, while among the Dyaks, witnessed a sword-dance, which was executed in the most skilful and elegant manner.
Round and round that holocaust the thousands did their sword-dance, yelling as the devils yelled at Khinjan's birth.
Bells too, so characteristic of the morris, are mentioned in some Continental accounts of the sword-dance.
A few years since, a party of Papa-men came to dance the sword-dance at Lerwick as a public exhibition with great applause.