Definition of Longways dance
1. Noun. Country dancing performed with couples in two long lines facing each other.
Generic synonyms: Contra Danse, Contradance, Contredanse, Country Dancing, Country-dance
Specialized synonyms: Reel, Virginia Reel
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Literary usage of Longways dance
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1. Caliban by the Yellow Sands by Percy MacKaye (1916)
"Groups are formed all over the ground and "The Black Nag" is performed, followed by a longways dance, eg, "Row well, ye mariners." On the conclusion of the ..."
2. Indiana Historical Collections by Harlow Lindley, Indiana Historical Bureau (1916)
"longways dance for an even number of players preferably six couples. The player stand in two lines, the boys facing the girls and partners opposite each ..."