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Damage or wear to type, resulting in a defective impression. Because each battered type creates a unique impression, Hinman, Blayney, and others have successfully used evidence from ...

Hornpipe

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The International Encyclopedia of Dance

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
3,350 words

...on this pure step-dance technique. In Ireland the hornpipe is distinguished from the jig by its duple time, and from the reel by the number of accents to the bar (the reel having one and the hornpipe two). A “single” is in 2/4 time, a ladies dance employing light shuffles and batters in an easy and graceful style. The “double” is in 4/4 time, and as a male dance exploits more difficult trebling steps with much drumming and grinding. The body and arms are kept still, and this trial of skill has been developed to competitive championship standards. See also ...

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