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Lavolt

or Lavolta. (French, la volte.) A lively dance, in which was a good deal of jumping or capering, whence its name. Troilus says, “I cannot sing, nor heel the high lavolt” (iv. 4). It is thus described:

A lofty jumping or a leaping round,
Where arm in arm two dancers are entwined.
And whirl themselves with strict embracements bound.
And still their feet an anapest do sound

Sir John Davies

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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