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trapeze

1. a free-swinging bar attached to two ropes, used by circus acrobats, etc.
2. a sling like a bosun's chair at one end of a line attached to the masthead of a light racing sailing boat, used in sitting out
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One such performer is conniving trapeze artist named Cleopatra, who seduces and marries the sideshow midget Hans after learning of his large inheritance.
In the tent area, you are closer to the acts and the trapeze artists perform above you, it's amazing."
I imagined there would be clowns in exploding cars and trapeze artists etc, a fairly typical circus in fact but nothing could have been further from the truth.
Pierre, a circus trapeze artist who had AIDS, planned to kill himself, but died a few hours before.
Falling (1989) involves a paralyzed trapeze artist who begs her lover to kill her.
Those who recommend obtaining insurance coverage but reject incorporation would probably tell a trapeze artist, "It's all right to buy life insurance, but using a net during your act will make you careless in your work."
He was a wonder on the podium - speaking in complex, elaborate, intricately balanced sentences that seemed out of control for a moment but always came out right in the end; it was like watching a trapeze artist complete the final leap.
Mum Carmen, also a trapeze artist, told how Billy, 28, and Emily, 25 - sixth generation performers - struggled to return to the stage over the shock.
Host Paddy McGuinness asked 26-year-old Looci, a trapeze artist from Hartburn, why she left her light on and referred to Nick - a hairdresser from Pontefract - as "Nicky" to which she replied: "Do you want to know why?
I just like it as an image JAMES MALONEY, right: This unusual shot is of Lizy Whiting, a yoga instructor and trapeze artist who has launched a new fitness class to teach people how to use a trapeze
A FORMER trapeze artist has set up her own business venture baking bespoke cake and health bars.
"When I got the controllers I tried being a trapeze artist, something I never expected to try at my time of life.