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bolero as in:  danced a Spanish bolero

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  • The Bolero originated in Spain in the 1770s.
    bolero = a style of slow-tempo music
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bolero as in:  wore a bolero

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  • The restaurant has bolero-jacketed waiters.
    bolero = a short tailored style of jacket
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  • It was green satin, that costume: a little bolero jacket with gold spangle trim, showing a lot of cleavage and midriff; green satin undershorts, translucent pantaloons.†   (source)
  • I put a silver bolero over my shoulders, tied a gray silk scarf around my neck to cover up my cleavage, applied some matching lipstick, and then stepped into the living room.†   (source)
  • We lingered in the dust: Clavo, Wilo, Chicharron and I. We walked through these streets in pairs with a rhythm, slow, like a bolero.†   (source)
  • A slow bolero starts, and I feel myself being led towards where Trujillo is now dancing with the attractive, blond wife of the old senator.†   (source)
  • Whenever I get nervous (which doesn't happen often), I like to hum a song to calm myself—usually Ravel's Bolero or the ancient Greek "Song of Seikilos."†   (source)
  • Nicolas was forced to give up his contortions, but the whole experience made him the most popular young man of the season, the king of all the parties and of all the young girls' hearts, because while everybody else was busy studying, dressing in gray checked suits, and trying to grow a mustache to the rhythm of boleros, he was preaching free love, quoting Freud, drinking Pernod, and dancing flamenco.†   (source)
  • Holding each other very close, the Captain and Zenaida danced the first boleros that were just beginning to break hearts in those days.†   (source)
  • Hagar stripped herself naked there, and without taking time to dry her face or hair or feet, she dressed herself up in the white-with-a-band-of-color skirt and matching bolero, the Maiden-form brassiere, the Fruit of the Loom panties, the no color hose, the Playtex garter belt and the Joyce con brios.†   (source)
  • His boleros and rancheras touched a chord in the poor and the oppressed.†   (source)
  • She had bought a new dress for the occasion-a long black crepe dinner dress with a rhinestone buckle and a bolero-and a pair of silver slippers to wear with it, because she was supposed to go up on the stage with him to keep him from falling.†   (source)
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  • Dona Laura had danced a bolero with Don Carlos that was as good as in the movies.†   (source)
  • Nevertheless she kept time with her head and her heels all night, and there was even a moment when she danced sitting down without realizing it, while the Captain merged with his young wild woman in the shadows of the bolero.†   (source)
  • Krauss had sung the bolero in the Vespri Siciliani; and Mlle.†   (source)
  • It did not matter to him how clumsily her honey-colored hair was tucked under her black hat, a characterless little mushroom of a hat, but he did see and resent the contrast between her shirtwaist, with the third button missing, her checked skirt, her unfortunate bright brown bolero jacket, and Madeline's sleekness of blue serge.†   (source)
  • Any God's quantity of cocked hats and boleros and trunkhose.†   (source)
  • I hear the dance-music of all nations,
    The waltz, some delicious measure, lapsing, bathing me in bliss,
    The bolero to tinkling guitars and clattering castanets.†   (source)
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