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 Quadrilat’eral.Quad’riloge (3 syl.). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Quadril’le (2 syl., French)
means a small square; a dance in which the persons place themselves in a square. Introduced into England in 1813 by the Duke of Devonshire. (Latin, quadrum, a square.)   1
   Le Pantalon. So called from the tune to which it used to be danced.   2
   L’É. From a country-dance called pas d’été, very fashionable in 1800; which it resembles.   3
   La poule. Derived from a countrydance produced by Julien in 1802, the second part of which began with the imitation of a cock-crow.   4
   Trenise. The name of a dancing-master who, in 1800, invented the figure.   5
   La pastourelle. So named from its melody and accompaniment, which are similar to the vilanelles or peasants’ dances.   6

 Quadrilat’eral.Quad’riloge (3 syl.). 


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