Definition of Caller-out
1. Noun. A person who announces the changes of steps during a dance. "You need a fiddler and a caller for country dancing"
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Caller-out
Literary usage of Caller-out
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Wilson's Photographic Magazine (1908)
"the caller out calls on the proprietor. This may be a dry goods store or a feed store or a stove store, any sort of store; but if this is going to be a ..."
2. Mark Twain: The Personal and Literary Life of Samuel Langhorne Clemens by Albert Bigelow Paine (1912)
"You'll find him at home, too, I'm pretty sure"; all the time working his caller out and down the step and in the right direction. The visitor again extended ..."
3. "Over the Top" by Arthur Guy Empey (1917)
"The caller-out has many nicknames for the numbers such as "Kelly's Eye" for one, "Leg's Eleven" for eleven, "Clickety-click" for sixty-six, or "Top of the ..."
4. Literary Anecdotes of the Nineteenth Century: Contributions Towards a by William Robertson Nicoll, Thomas James Wise (1896)
"Putting God aside, not looking upon Him as the chooser and caller out of the Divine Family, he must do so. For Baptism is a testimony that the work is His, ..."
5. Stories of a country doctor by Willis Percival King (1891)
"... or " caller " out of a bone from some part of the body of the turkey, and, with this in the mouth they imitate the turkey so cleverly that they deceive ..."
6. The Yankees of the East: Sketches of Modern Japan by William Eleroy Curtis (1896)
"... (caller out), steps into the arena and, facing the east and the west by turn, in a sing-song tone drawls out the names of the contestants who are next ..."