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Sir Roger de Coverley

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noun Sir Rog·er de Cov·er·ley \sə(r)-ˌrä-jər-di-ˈkə-vər-lē\

Definition of Sir Roger de Coverley

  1. :  an English country-dance that resembles the Virginia reel



Origin and Etymology of sir roger de coverley

alteration of roger of coverley, probably from Roger, male given name + of + Coverley, a fictitious place name


First Known Use: 1804


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