Sir Roger de Coverley
noun Etymology: alteration of roger of coverley, probably from Roger, male given name + of + Coverley, a fictitious place name Date: 1804 an English country-dance that resembles the Virginia reel

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • sir roger de coverley — ˌräjə(r)də̇ˈkəvə(r)lē noun or sir roger Usage: usually capitalized S&R&C Etymology: sir roger de coverley alteration (influenced by Sir Roger de Coverley, fictitious country gentleman appearing in many of the Spectator papers by Joseph Addison… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sir Roger de Coverley — /ˈkʌvəli/ (say kuvuhlee) noun an English country dance performed by two facing rows of dancers. Also, Roger de Coverley. {from the name of a character in Addison and Steele s The Spectator (1711–14) …   Australian English dictionary

  • Sir Roger de Coverley — an English country dance performed by two rows of dancers facing each other. [1680 90; earlier Roger of Coverly, appar. a fictional name] * * * …   Universalium

  • Roger de Coverley — Roger de (or of) Coverley (also Sir Roger de Coverley or ...Coverly) is the name of an English Country Dance and a Scottish Country Dance (also known as The Haymakers ). An early version was published in The Dancing Master, 9th edition (1695)… …   Wikipedia

  • roger de coverley — or roger of coverley Etymology: roger de coverley alteration (influenced by Sir Roger de Coverley, fictitious country gentleman appearing in many numbers of the daily periodical The Spectator conducted 1711 12 in England, from roger of coverley)… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Roger de Coverley — noun → Sir Roger de Coverley …   Australian English dictionary

  • COVERLEY, SIR ROGER DE —    member of the club under whose auspices the Spectator is professedly edited; represents an English squire of Queen Anne s reign …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • sir roger — noun see sir roger de coverley * * * Sir Roger) ● roger …   Useful english dictionary

  • Coverley — Recorded in many spellings including Coverley, Coverly, Coverlyn, Coveley, Covely, Covley, Covly, and no doubt others, this an English medieval surname. Famous for many years because of the now sadly forgotten dance known as the Sir Roger de… …   Surnames reference

  • Coverley — /kuv euhr lee/, n. Sir Roger de, a literary figure representing the ideal of the early 18th century squire in The Spectator, by Addison and Steele. * * * …   Universalium

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