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Tango   /tˈæŋgoʊ/   Listen
Tango

verb
1.
Dance a tango.






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"Tango" Quotes from Famous Books



... "stop-time" dances, which are strictly Negro, have been familiar to American theatre audiences. A few years ago the public discovered the "turkey trot," the "eagle rock," "ballin' the jack," and several other varieties that started the modern dance craze. These dances were quickly followed by the "tango," a dance originated by the Negroes of Cuba and later transplanted to South America. (This fact is attested by no less authority than Vincente Blasco Ibanez in his "Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.") Half the floor space in the country was then turned over ...
— The Book of American Negro Poetry • Edited by James Weldon Johnson

... Sheemootsee. Bow Jumi Yoomee. Branch of a tree Jeda Kee. Brass Sintju Cheejackkoo. Breadth Jakohaba Habba. Breast Mone Moonee. Breathe, to Ikitsuku Itchooshoong. Bridge Fae, hae Hashee. Brother Kiodai Weekee. Bucket Tango Tagoo. Button Botan Kogannee. Calf of the leg Stosone Koonda. Candle Rosoku Daw. Candlestick Rosoks tatti Soo-coo. Cannon Issibia Isheebeea. Carry away, to Mootsu Mootchee eechoong. Cat Mio Mia. Charcoal Sumi Chacheejing. Cheeks Hogeta, ...
— Account of a Voyage of Discovery - to the West Coast of Corea, and the Great Loo-Choo Island • Captain Basil Hall

... But don't let that worry you. Dr. Max Wilson is going to operate on me. I'll be doing the tango yet." ...
— K • Mary Roberts Rinehart

... nothing," said a venerable spinster of twenty-one. "I've been, to dances with a female chaperon where there was no smoking on the stairs, and some people danced a thing they called a 'tango.'" ...
— Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 156, Feb. 12, 1919 • Various

... paused to buy Silk stockings, skirts and undies, In fifty stores I've sat to try Smart tango ...
— Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 156, May 14, 1919 • Various

... the Grand Hotel. Porters and waiters asked what had become of "the Hun," and no denial could fully convince them. At a tango tea held in the hotel that afternoon we were pointed out as the intrepid birdmen who had done the deed of the day. Flappers and fluff-girls further embarrassed us with interested glances, and one of them asked ...
— Cavalry of the Clouds • Alan Bott

... fundamentally means race deterioration must be [xxvii] rendered intolerable. The prevalant dancing craze is an anti-eugenic institution, as is the popularity of the delicatessen store. No sane person can regard with complacency the vicious environment in which the future mothers of the race "tango" their time, their morals, and their vitality away. We do not assume to pass judgment on the merits of the dance; we do, ...
— The Eugenic Marriage, Volume I. (of IV.) - A Personal Guide to the New Science of Better Living and Better Babies • W. Grant Hague, M.D.

... said, 'belong to the stately, the aristocratic type. You can be a grande dame or a duchess—and you are making of yourself—what? A soubrette, with your tango skirt and your strapped slippers, and your ...
— Contrary Mary • Temple Bailey

... most difficult person to entertain!" he accused softly. "Here Hunch has strained a sinuous spine performing our beautiful native dances, the tango and the hesitation, and I've fluted up all the wind in the ...
— Diane of the Green Van • Leona Dalrymple

... mouthfuls declares it to be the very apple of Paradise, and marvels how he could have survived so long in the benighted lands where such ambrosial fare is not; even as the true connaisseur who, beholding some rare scarlet idol from the Tingo-Tango forests, at first casts it aside and then, light dawning as he ponders over those monstrous complexities, begins to realize that they, and they alone, contain the quintessential formulae of all the fervent dreamings of Scopas ...
— Old Calabria • Norman Douglas



Words linked to "Tango" :   dance, trip the light fantastic toe, trip the light fantastic, ballroom dancing, dance music, ballroom dance



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