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Blondin

Charles, real name Jean-François Gravelet. 1824--97, French acrobat and tightrope walker; best known for walking a tightrope across Niagara Falls (1859)
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The Blondin' was a type of aerial ropeway developed to transport slate in open quarries in north Wales, named after the 18th century tightrope walker Charles Blondin.
Sean Taylor of Zip World said: "North Wales is now a dining destination and The Blondin will be a great addition to the landscape.
The Blondin Restaurant is at the heart of the new three-floor Adventure Terminal building developed by Zip World.
He crossed at night, he crossed in shackles, he crossed carrying a table and chair, he crossed blindfold, he ate cake and sipped champagne on the rope, In his most famous exploit, Blondin strapped an oven to his back, removed it halfway across and whipped up an omelette.
The Great Blondin - the tightrope walker and acrobat extraordinaire who had captured the imagination of the world - was about to cross the water, walking on a rope.
Laurence Langen a en effet ete remplacee par Anissa Blondin.
Shoeshine man Andre Wilms shields Congolese boy Blondin Miguel in the Normandy port of the title.
Blondin added that the layoffs will go according to seniority and will affect newest hires, mostly younger workers.
The military jets encountered the Alaska Airlines plane just off the coast of Oregon over the Pacific, NORAD spokesman Al Blondin said.
The Defence Department kicked their damage control apparatus into overdrive with Lieutenant-General Yvan Blondin, Commander of the Royal Canadian Air Force, publicly ordering the Canadian Forces National Investigative Service (CFNIS) to launch an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the video.
The IAM welcomes the involvement of federal mediators and we're looking forward to the face-to-face meetings with Lockheed," said IAM Aerospace General vice president Mark Blondin.