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POLKA (either from the Czech pulka, h...

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Originally appearing in Volume V21, Page 984 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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POLKA (either from the Czech pulka, half, with an allusion to the short steps characteristic of the dance, or from the Polish Polka, feminine of Polak, a Pole), a lively dance of Bohemian origin, danced to music written in time. (See DANCE.)
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