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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Carmagnole A bombastic report from the French armies.
    • Carmagnole A popular or Red Rebublican song and dance, of the time of the first French Revolution. "They danced and yelled the carmagnole ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n carmagnole [capitalized] A popular dance and song among republicans in the first French revolution.
    • n carmagnole A garment and costume worn in France during the revolution, and considered as identified with the revolutionary party. The name first became known in 1792 as that of the coat worn by the Marseillese in Paris, and generally adopted by the revolutionists, having short clinging skirts, a broad collar and lapels, and several rows of buttons. It was afterward extended to a costume, comprising in addition large black woolen pantaloons, a red cap, and a tricolored girdle. The name of the song and dance was taken from that of the garment.
    • n carmagnole The wearer of such a dress; any violent revolutionist.
    • n carmagnole A bombastic report of the successes and glories of the French arms during the revolutionary wars; hence, any bombastic address or document.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Carmagnole kar′man-yōl a. popular song and dance of the French Revolution: a kind of jacket worn by revolutionists at that time, with short skirts, a broad collar and lapels, and several rows of buttons.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Prob. from Carmagnola in Piedmont.


In literature:

This was the Carmagnole.
"A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens
As long as he has for refrain nothing but la Carmagnole, he only overthrows Louis XVI.
"Les Misérables Complete in Five Volumes" by Victor Hugo
Fouche should be fed To the guillotine, and all Paris dance the carmagnole.
"Men, Women and Ghosts" by Amy Lowell
And yet it is not by carmagnole-dances and singing of ca-ira, that the work can be done.
"The French Revolution" by Thomas Carlyle
I see you've kept your Carmagnole civility, but it's no longer in fashion, my good fellow.
"An Historical Mystery" by Honore de Balzac
His Reports were popularly called Carmagnoles.
"The Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches of Lord Macaulay, Vol. 2 (of 4)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
Some one was singing the "Carmagnole" in drunken, discordant tones.
"The Historical Nights' Entertainment" by Rafael Sabatini
CARMAGNOLE, a Red-republican song and dance.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
Dansons la Carmagnole; dansons la Carmagnole, Et ca ira!
"France in the Nineteenth Century" by Elizabeth Latimer
Probably so called from Carmagnole, in Piedmont.
"Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama" by E. Cobham Brewer
Carmagnoled and sabred, they lounged in slothful consultation and obscured the air with bad tobacco-smoke.
"The False Chevalier" by William Douw Lighthall
We'll make the creatures that surround the despot at Turin dance the Carmagnole!
"The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" by William Milligan Sloane
His Reports were popularly called Carmagnoles.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
But the madder swirl of the Carmagnole came along, and presto!
"Orphans of the Storm" by Henry MacMahon
They danced, their spirits danced: a carmagnole it was, a dance of death, the death of the spirit as he saw it.
"Old Crow" by Alice Brown
That must be comrade Duchemin making his Carmagnole spit!
"The Sword of Honor, volumes 1 & 2" by Eugène Sue
Is the "Marseillaise" a Carmagnole song?
"Notes and Queries, Vol. IV, Number 99, September 20, 1851" by Various