passing measure
Paspy Pas"py, n. [F. passe-pied.] A kind of minuet, in triple time, of French origin, popular in the reign of Queen Elizabeth and for some time after; -- called also {passing measure}, and {passymeasure}. --Percy Smith. [1913 Webster]

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