poussette


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pous·sette

 (po͞o-sĕt′)
n.
A country-dance figure in which couples or a couple join hands and swing around the floor.

[French, pushpin, diminutive of obsolete pousse, a push, from pousser, to push, from Old French poulser, pousser, to push, from Latin pulsāre, frequentative of pellere, to push; see pel- in Indo-European roots.]
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poussette

(puːˈsɛt)
n
(Dancing) a figure in country dancing in which couples hold hands and move up or down the set to change positions
vb
(Dancing) (intr) to perform such a figure
[C19: from French, from pousser to push]
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poussette


Past participle: poussetted
Gerund: poussetting

Imperative
poussette
poussette
Present
I poussette
you poussette
he/she/it poussettes
we poussette
you poussette
they poussette
Preterite
I poussetted
you poussetted
he/she/it poussetted
we poussetted
you poussetted
they poussetted
Present Continuous
I am poussetting
you are poussetting
he/she/it is poussetting
we are poussetting
you are poussetting
they are poussetting
Present Perfect
I have poussetted
you have poussetted
he/she/it has poussetted
we have poussetted
you have poussetted
they have poussetted
Past Continuous
I was poussetting
you were poussetting
he/she/it was poussetting
we were poussetting
you were poussetting
they were poussetting
Past Perfect
I had poussetted
you had poussetted
he/she/it had poussetted
we had poussetted
you had poussetted
they had poussetted
Future
I will poussette
you will poussette
he/she/it will poussette
we will poussette
you will poussette
they will poussette
Future Perfect
I will have poussetted
you will have poussetted
he/she/it will have poussetted
we will have poussetted
you will have poussetted
they will have poussetted
Future Continuous
I will be poussetting
you will be poussetting
he/she/it will be poussetting
we will be poussetting
you will be poussetting
they will be poussetting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been poussetting
you have been poussetting
he/she/it has been poussetting
we have been poussetting
you have been poussetting
they have been poussetting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been poussetting
you will have been poussetting
he/she/it will have been poussetting
we will have been poussetting
you will have been poussetting
they will have been poussetting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been poussetting
you had been poussetting
he/she/it had been poussetting
we had been poussetting
you had been poussetting
they had been poussetting
Conditional
I would poussette
you would poussette
he/she/it would poussette
we would poussette
you would poussette
they would poussette
Past Conditional
I would have poussetted
you would have poussetted
he/she/it would have poussetted
we would have poussetted
you would have poussetted
they would have poussetted
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References in classic literature ?
Pickwick--hands across--down the middle to the very end of the room, and half-way up the chimney, back again to the door-- poussette everywhere--loud stamp on the ground--ready for the next couple--off again--all the figure over once more--another stamp to beat out the time--next couple, and the next, and the next again--never was such going; at last, after they had reached the bottom of the dance, and full fourteen couple after the old lady had retired in an exhausted state, and the clergyman's wife had been substituted in her stead, did that gentleman, when there was no demand whatever on his exertions, keep perpetually dancing in his place, to keep time to the music, smiling on his partner all the while with a blandness of demeanour which baffles all description.
Les profils les plus sauves ont ete les bebes en poussette, les enfants et les femmes enceintes.
Her seasons there allowed her time to build repertoire and learn from the best in the business, all the great singers, conductors and coaches: "It was [during] my time there that I learned Valencienne (The Merry Widow), Rosina (II barbiere di Sivilia), and Jemmy (Guillanme Tell), plus singing Adele and making my Met debut as Poussette in Manon."
J'ai eu une belle poussette, un parc flambant neuf, du linge, ils m'ont vraiment accompagnee eh, ils m'ont amenee a faire des appels.
The second 'Reel of Eight' in this same manuscript transposes the circle, set and turn partners, and hands across to a longways set, as clearly indicated in the opening instruction: 'Four couples arranged in two lines as for a country dance.' (16) These figures are followed by a poussette and a final figure explicitly linking the dance in form and style with the quadrilles: "The Chase or Procession as in "Les Landers" 7 Chasses & jette assemble.' The dance is 48 bars long.
Vous ne verrez rien, ni les morts, ni les pleurs, ni les cris, ni le chaos, vous ne verrez que la poussette de l'enfant israE[umlaut]lien qui grelotte de peur parce que le mE[umlaut]chant barbu pourrait le tuer.
(15.) Brody S, Carlstrom K, Lagrelius A, Lunell N-O, Mollerstrom G, Poussette A.