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buck-and-wing

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n buck-and-wing a solo tap dance emphasizing sharp taps
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Usage

In literature:

In the center of the room was a large man dancing a fair buck-and-wing to the time so uproariously set by his companions.
"Hopalong Cassidy's Rustler Round-Up" by Clarence Edward Mulford
Archibald, mark you, whose golf was a kind of blend of hockey, Swedish drill, and buck-and-wing dancing.
"The Man Upstairs" by P. G. Wodehouse
Roland's heart executed the opening steps of a buck-and-wing dance.
"A Man of Means" by P. G. Wodehouse and C. H. Bovill
Whereupon two or three youngsters jumped out and performed a good imitation of a buck-and-wing dance.
"Negritos of Zambales" by William Allan Reed
Buck, though intended for commercial life, borrowed a work on thorough-bass and a flute and proceeded to try the wings of his muse.
"Contemporary American Composers" by Rupert Hughes
My pa was fiddler and we'd cut de pigeon wing and cut de buck and every other kind of dance.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
Guess I'd better pass the buck and send you back to Wing.
"Aces Up" by Covington Clarke
It was even larger than the hoof of the buck he and Crow Wing had recently shot.
"With Ethan Allen at Ticonderoga" by W. Bert Foster
There were songs, buck and wing dancing, a little playlet and a lively boxing bout.
"The Battleship Boys' First Step Upward" by Frank Gee Patchin
The program can end with buck and wing dancing, jigs and cakewalks.
"Suppers" by Paul Pierce
Sleepdep came down on him like a hammer as he checked in for his flight and began the ritual security-clearing buck-and-wing.
"Makers" by Cory Doctorow
The men danced very energetically, with many steps that resemble the "bucking" and "winging" of the negro in the United States.
"In Search of a Siberian Klondike" by Homer B. Hulbert
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In news:

There were birds on wing, birds at rest, bobcats, and an abundance of bucks.
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