roundelay


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roundelay

1. a slow medieval dance performed in a circle
2. a song in which a line or phrase is repeated as a refrain
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A roundelay as to who will go out for pastry, given no two of them are willing to leave the others alone together, is a gem of elegant stagecraft.
See Acuna, supra note 27, at 3 86-421; Delgado, Roundelay, supra note 1, at 57-59 (describing the role of minority brokers, who use cultural information to help elite whites in corporate suites or government exercise control and sell products, like cigarettes and liquor, that harm their countrymen and women).
The "great unrecorded history" in the title of Wendy Moffat's biography is the roundelay of sexual approaches, evasions, couplings, swappings, and uncouplings shared over the years by Morgan and his circle of homosexual (queer but not yet officially gay) friends, lovers, acquaintances, and confidantes.
Before ontology, dialectic, and the doctrine of categories could spread out like they owned the place, the fundamental principles were established for the utterability of all phenomena; the roundelay of names and things was setin motion.
Donovan gave an impressive performance, particularly in Roundelay, although, sadly, intonation in the upper strings once again marred the performance.
By then he'd drunk himself out of his teaching position and into a roundelay of jobs--security guard, janitor--that never lasted long enough to make an impression: on himself, on anyone else.
Bowker, 1977), 325, as available from the composer; a version for smaller orchestra was also listed as available under the title Roundelay.
Readers and filmgoers will be forgiven if all this sounds like a "who's the barbarian" roundelay.
Neither Si'r's feelings for Ming, nor the complex roundelay of jealousy between Sly, Deuce, and Jade conform neatly to the romantic cliches of pop songs.