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dancers

Colloquial term for stairs.
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You won't like him, but he's a swell dancer. He's heavy, you know, an' he just slides and glides around.
A single turn proved to them that their methods were incompatible; instead of fitting into each other their bones seemed to jut out in angles making smooth turning an impossibility, and cutting, moreover, into the circular progress of the other dancers.
"Not seen Duport- the famous dancer? Well then, you won't understand.
In these three dances the dancers furnish their own music, which never varies; nor do the steps or figures vary, having been handed down from time immemorial.
The dancers scattered to the chairs along the walls.
The dancer's smile of stereotyped enthusiasm was turned for ten minutes upon the faces of her audience.
The only two who did not stir from their places were the Tin-soldier and the little Dancer. She remained on tip-toe, with both arms outstretched; he stood steadfastly on his one leg, never moving his eyes from her face.
Mr Wegg pursued the biography of that eminent man through its various phases of avarice and dirt, through Miss Dancer's death on a sick regimen of cold dumpling, and through Mr Dancer's keeping his rags together with a hayband, and warming his dinner by sitting upon it, down to the consolatory incident of his dying naked in a sack.
2 officials advanced, who recognized the black dancer, and horror and terror spread in the saloon, as they said who the supposed knight was.
Among the thousands of visages which that light tinged with scarlet, there was one which seemed, even more than all the others, absorbed in contemplation of the dancer. It was the face of a man, austere, calm, and sombre.
"You are certainly the first opera dancer. How well you can stretch your legs out!
I was in love with the heroine, the lovely dancer whose 'cachucha' turned my head, along with that of the cardinal, but whose name even I have forgotten, and I went about with the thought of her burning in my heart, as if she had been a real person.