The merry dancers
Dancer Dan"cer, n. One who dances or who practices dancing. [1913 Webster]

{The merry dancers}, beams of the northern lights when they rise and fall alternately without any considerable change of length. See {Aurora borealis}, under {Aurora}. [1913 Webster]


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