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The Zoologist

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THE ZOOLOGIST (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Duncan Brown RSCDS Book 46

1- 8 1s cross down between 2s+3s and cast to right to face 2L/3M, dance ½ LSh reel of 3 across (1L with 2s, 1M with 3s) and end facing 1st corner (position)
9-16 1s dance ½ diagonal reel of 4 and pass RSh to face 2nd corner (position), 1s dance ½ diagonal reel and end in double triangle positions (facing opposite sides)
17-24 1s dance Double Triangles and end in middle facing opposite sides RSh to RSh
25-32 1s dance LH across (M with 3s at top and L with 2s), 1M followed by 3M+3L also 1L followed by 2L+2M pass RSh diagonally across to change ends and loop round to right to end on own sides. 213

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

Dance Notes

29-32 The deviser is particularly concerned that the dancers should follow a rectilinear path, not a sloppy curve (see The Reverse Snake).

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A Zoologist is a person who studies Zoology, the branch of biology that relates to the animal kingdom, including the structure, embryology, evolution, classification, habits, and distribution of all animals, both living and extinct.

Conrad Gesner (1516-1565)
His Historiae Animalium Is Considered The Beginning Of Modern Zoology

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