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schottische

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n schottische a German round dance resembling a slow polka
    • n schottische music performed for dancing the schottische
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Schottische A Scotch round dance in 2-4 time, similar to the polka, only slower; also, the music for such a dance; -- not to be confounded with the Écossaise.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n schottische A variety of polka.
    • n schottische Music for such a dance or in its rhythm.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Schottische sho-tēsh′ a dance resembling a polka, danced by a couple: music adapted for the dance
    • Schottische Also Schottish′
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. schottish, schotisch, from G. schottisch, Scottish, Scotch

Usage

In literature:

The dance was a schottische, and in a moment her yellow braids were fairly standing on end.
"The Troll Garden and Selected Stories" by Willa Cather
And then Miss Wood passed him brightly again, and was dancing the schottische almost immediately.
"The Virginian" by Owen Wister
If you only practised a bit you would soon pick up the schottische.
"Corporal Cameron" by Ralph Connor
You and Hammond can dance the Highland Schottische on Striding Edge in June, if you like.
"Phantom Fortune, A Novel" by M. E. Braddon
And showed herself upset by what he had said, for she did a hop-schottische.
"The Poor Little Rich Girl" by Eleanor Gates
THE DOLLY VARDEN SCHOTTISCHE.
"Charles Dickens and Music" by James T. Lightwood
The performers are engaged in dancing the schottische.
"Home Pastimes; or Tableaux Vivants" by James H. Head
Miss Austin's dance of the Schottische, with double-soled military boots, was excellent.
"Incidents of the War: Humorous, Pathetic, and Descriptive" by Alf Burnett
The dance was a schottische, and in a moment her yellow braids were fairly standing on end.
"A Collection of Stories, Reviews and Essays" by Willa Cather
Gentlemen, select your partners for the Highland schottische!
"Vice Versa" by F. Anstey
In later years I remember trying to teach him the Schottische, a dance which he particularly admired and desired to learn.
"My Father as I Recall Him" by Mamie Dickens
He kept looking at you all through that last schottische as if you had hurt his feelings.
"The Wishing Moon" by Louise Elizabeth Dutton
He came in, warm and anxious, just in time to claim Fannie for their schottische.
"John March, Southerner" by George W. Cable
Nothing is more graceful than the reel and schottische of the Highlands.
"Friend Mac Donald" by Max O'Rell
In the present day, you must understand how to move gracefully through quadrilles, to dance polka, Schottische, Varsovienne, and waltz.
"The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness" by Florence Hartley
The band struck up a schottische, and all began to take partners.
"The Coward" by Henry Morford
I can dance the Highland Schottische and the Swedish dance, any-way.
"The Black Poodle" by F. Anstey
Then followed a schottische, then another polka, then a murdered two-step.
"Poor Folk in Spain" by Jan Gordon
Ein altes schottisches Gedicht.
"Ossian in Germany" by Rudolf Tombo
But still, I do sometimes take part in a schottische, count.
"A Russian Proprietor" by Lyof N. Tolstoi
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In news:

Costumed in traditional Scandinavian outfits, the duo (fiddle and accordion) will play polkas, waltzes, schottisches, mazurkas, and other rhythms.
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