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gal·op

 (găl′əp) also gal·o·pade or gal·lo·pade (găl′ə-pād′, -päd′)
n.
1. A lively dance in duple time, popular in the 1800s.
2. The music for this dance.

[French, from Old French, gallop, from galoper, to gallop; see gallop.]

galop

(ˈɡæləp)
n
1. (Dancing) a 19th-century couple dance in quick duple time
2. (Classical Music) a piece of music composed for this dance
Also called: gallopade
[C19: from French; see gallop]

gal•op

(ˈgæl əp, gæˈloʊ)

n.
1. a lively round dance in duple time.
2. music suitable for a galop.
[1830–40; < French galop; see gallop]
References in classic literature ?
I was dancing the galop at Torlonia's with the Countess G .
My dear fellow," replied Albert, with perfect ease of mind, "remember, for the future, Napoleon's maxim, `Never awaken me but for bad news;' if you had let me sleep on, I should have finished my galop, and have been grateful to you all my life.
You may conclude your interrupted galop, so that you will owe no ill-will to Signor Luigi, who has, indeed, throughout this whole affair acted like a gentleman.
He had been due to make his comeback last week but was thwarted after a test carried out by France Galop produced, according to the BHA, "an irregularity.
The Italian had last week been due to make his comeback but was thwarted in his efforts after a test carried out by France Galop produced, according to the BHA, an "irregularity".
After being given clearance by France Galop on Thursday afternoon, the BHA moved swiftly to grant Dettori his riding licence.
After being given clearance by France Galop, the BHA moved swiftly to grant Dettori his riding licence.
France Galop said on Tuesday that the onus was on Dettori to contact them and that the issue was a "private matter" between the two parties.
It all started on Friday afternoon when there was a suggestion that Dettori's exile would continue until May 26 to attend a meeting with the French racing authorities But then there was a report that France Galop said that he would be clear to ride tomorrow after all.
His solicitor Christopher Stewart-Moore said: "France Galop have today announced their finding Frankie Dettori has committed a breach of their rules relating to prohibited substances.
In a statement, his solicitor Christopher Stewart-Moore said: "France Galop have announced their finding Frankie Dettori has committed a breach of their rules relating to prohibited substances.
France Galop announced on November 21 that Dettori would be temporarily suspended from riding in France with immediate effect on medical grounds, although he has not actually ridden in public since taking part in the Melbourne Cup in Australia on November 6.