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Trenchmore

A popular dance in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

“Nimble-heeled mariners ... capering ... sometimes a Morisco, or Trenchmore of forty miles long.” —Taylor the Water-Poet.

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