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an old English country-dance.
a dance form in quick duple time, occasionally constituting part of an 18th-century instrumental suite.
Historical Examples

La petite anglaise and Marie Hazard did as the others did: and here is the whole history.
The Secret of Charlotte Bront Frederika Macdonald

Strictly speaking, Daniel Cooper was one figure of the anglaise.
War and Peace Leo Tolstoy

And an old woman comes up and says in French, ‘Madame est anglaise?’
Mrs. Warren’s Daughter Sir Harry Johnston

“Perhaps the miladi anglaise might give up one of her rooms for dis one,” debated the hostess, bustling away to ask.
The Story of Charles Strange Vol. 1 (of 3) Mrs. Henry Wood

Madame was too charitable to criticise, but I think she regarded the jeune fille anglaise as unbecomingly emancipated.
A Padre in France George A. Birmingham

I must have made miles of “open-work” (the modern broderie anglaise, only better) for underclothes, first and last.
The Retrospect Ada Cambridge

And then she was eccentric, eccentric in cold blood; she was an anglaise, after all.
The American Henry James

“Don’t urge her; she may change her mind and go with you,” dryly remarked anglaise with back towards us as she dusted the mantel.
Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 2 of 14 Elbert Hubbard

He turned round, probably to quiz la belle anglaise he expected to behold.
Harper’s New Monthly Magazine Vol. IV, No. 19, Dec 1851 Various

What he had mainly in mind was to say to the old actress that she had been mistaken—the jeune anglaise wasn’t such a grue.
The Tragic Muse Henry James


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