Definition of Apache dance
1. Noun. A violent fast dance in French vaudeville (an apache is a member of the French underworld).
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Literary usage of Apache dance
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1. Outing (1893)
"AN apache dance. ON the snow-capped mountain the sun had set, and the shadows were growing deeper as Lieutenants G. and R. dismounted their horses at my ..."
2. Annual Report of the United States Geological and Geographical Survey of the by Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories (U.S.), United States General Land Office, United States Dept. of the Interior (1878)
"The apache dance was the occasion of a gathering for the purpose of disposing of a quantity of " mezcal whisky." At this dance it was the custom for the ..."
3. The Old-fashioned Woman: Primitive Fancies about the Sex by Elsie Worthington Clews Parsons (1913)
"Recently I saw an apache dance in which the men circled around the drum player in the centre, ring within ring, the women making the outermost ring. ..."
4. Mr. Britling Sees it Through by Herbert George Wells (1916)
"... velvet and extremely active black legs engaged in a kind of apache dance in pursuit of the visitor wife. In which Mr. Lawrence Carmine suddenly mingled. ..."
5. World's-End by Amélie Rives (1914)
"... they dart from the room, and the "Apache" dance is over. The culmination of the evening came for Randolph, however, when the maidens on whose account he ..."
6. The Annual Literary Index by William Isaac Fletcher, Richard Rogers Bowker (1894)
"O,N Lupan, N. apache dance Outing, Je Lushington, V. Courts martial National, Ag Victoria, war-ship, Loss of. National, S Lusk, G. Life, Material view of ..."