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contretemps

Fencing a feint made with the purpose of producing a counterthrust from one's opponent
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causing a bit of contretemps," Fallon said during the show, sitting behind his desk at NBC's Rockefeller Center in New York City.
ENGLAND are on the verge of a first Test win for almost a year, but at close of play on his birthday James Anderson still seemed unable to resist a party-piece contretemps with the opposition.
Les memes sources expliquent ce contretemps par le fait que les partis ne sont pas prets et que la securite est encore loin d'avoir ete retablie.
The contretemps came just as Gross published his November investment outlook in which he excoriated 1% "scrooges" and called for "an equitable rebalancing of personal income taxes, capital gains and carried interest.
His latest contretemps coincided with new research showing that service veterans are more likely to have drug and alcohol problems, and more are prone to acts of violence.
Ward has bags of ability but it's asking a lot to win a world title in your first campaign, while Nicki Pedersen's contretemps with officialdom make him a risky bet for overall win purposes.
Ironically, when he was forced to step down as Council Leader after having had his well-documented falling out with then Council chief executive, the said David Henshaw openly expressed his opinion at the time that this contretemps had almost certainly cost Mike any chance of ever becoming a member of the House of Lords.
And it was always good knockabout fun, the hour would fly by, the exchanges between pundits and punters were almost always constructive, there was always a bit of humour thrown in and of course, there was the odd infamous contretemps such as that between Leighton James and Robbie Savage, the podcast of which remains priceless.
Les groupes de l'opposition ont estime, par contre, que le retard dans la presentation du projet de loi des finances a porte prejudice aux perspectives de croissance et de creation d'emploi, ajoutant que ce contretemps a eu un mauvais impact sur l'activite economique et le climat des affaires.
The rot set in when footballer Wayne Bridge refused to shake the hand of one-time colleague JohnTerry due to a contretemps over a young lady.
Ashton emerged with credit from the Welford Road contretemps, not only for the fact he did not hit the deck but for shaking Tuilagi's hand and accepting his apology.
The restricted club that is the Texas Senate will be invaded by noisy conservative voters and activists next year if senators have to choose a new leader from their own ranks, reprising the 2011 contretemps over the choice for speaker of the House.