Waltzing

There are 3 Germans staying in our hostel in Gran Canaria. They explained that they were “waltzing”, derived from the German term auf der Walz, which means to travel while working as a craftsman and learn new techniques from other masters before returning home after three years and one day, a custom which is still in use today among carpenters and other types of artists.
Interestingly, this use of the word is where “Waltzing Matilda” gets its meaning.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waltzing_Matilda

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