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heike
Birthdate:
23 July
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tarantismus:
dancing mania of the sixteenth- and seventeenth- century Italy. "originating in an exaggerated dread of... the bite of the tarantula. The disease consisted in the sufferer (tarantari) being attacked with extreme somnolency which could only be overcome by music and dancing. This word (tarantismus) is the origin of the English verb "tarantulate" (meaning: to manipulate the emotions through music). In it for friends list. visit http://slob-goblin.diaryland.com

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