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The Rug Beater

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THE RUG BEATER (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Sue Kashanski Spark O' Water and Nova Scotia Collection 2017

1- 8 1s lead down the middle and back to top, remaining in centre facing up, 2s step up Bars 3-4 and face down (1s now between 2s)
9-16 1s+2s turn ¾ Nearer Hands (Ladies RH, Men LH), 1s+3s turn (Ladies LH, Men RH); 2s+1s+3s Adv&Ret
17-24 2s+1s+3s set, cross RH and chase ½ round back to own side
25-32 3s+1s+2s set, cross LH and chase ½ round back to own sides. 213

(MINICRIB. Dance crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)

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Rug beater cleaning carpet
Housewife Cleaning Doormat With Carpet-Beater, The Netherlands, 1955

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