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Cricket (of a fielding position) near the batsman's wicket
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But amidst all the silliness there's a serious message - of hope, not glory.
For Monty Python fans, this is your Holy Grail - for anyone else, it is a pilgrimage to two hours of pure, unadulterated silliness.
But that's not to say that we don't like the silliness.
Put that same person into a city centre steakhouse at about 3am, and allow him and a collection of bawdy associates to find themselves a stray eyebrow pencil, and the silliness will come flooding back to the centre point.
For close to an hour, accompanied by Chris Lancaster's rich cello score, end less combinations of duets, groups, and solos formed and re-formed, racing, tumbling, or swooping through the space, punctuated by moments of hilarity, thoughtfulness, or just plain silliness.
In that very moment he kept skating pure to me, even from the silliness of a silly word.
Following acknowledgments (vii), an introduction (1-72), and a translators' note (73-80), this volume contains new translations of the following plays: Aaron Halle Wolfssohn, Silliness and Sanctimony (81-112); Shloyme Ettinger, Sekele, or, In Mourning for a Brother (113-200); Avrom Goldfaden, The Two Kuni-Lemls (201-47), with appendix: "Music to The Two Kuni-Lemls" (247-56); Peretz Hirschbein, Miriam (257-90); and Alter Kacyzne, The Duke (291-356).
Privitera's partner, Melissa Haussman, urging an end to "this silliness.
George WILL, the conservative columnist, called the demand to rid the University of Illinois of Chief Illiniwek "chief among silliness.
State-of-the-art sound effects, general silliness, and first-rate acting make this great fun.
Mixed in is the occasional silliness of the protagonists, their almost teenagerly giggles robbing the performances of some of their intended purifying effect.
When the graying hippies who have lied to us about Vatican II finally pass on, the silliness of dissent will pass with them.