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Bergamask

BERGAMASK, or Bergomask (from the town of Bergamo in North Italy), a clumsy rustic dance (cf. Shakespeare, Midsummer Night's Dream, v. 360) copied from the natives of Bergamo, reputed to be very awkward in their manners.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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