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tutu

1
a very short skirt worn by ballerinas, made of projecting layers of stiffened sheer material

tutu

2
a shrub, Coriaria arborea, of New Zealand, having seeds that are poisonous to farm animals

Tutu

Desmond. born 1931, South African clergyman, noted for his opposition to apartheid: Anglican Bishop of Johannesburg (1984--86) and Archbishop of Cape Town (1986--96); in 1995 he became leader of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, established to investigate human rights violations during the apartheid era. Nobel peace prize 1984

Tutu

 

a short fluffy multi-layer skirt worn by a ballerina. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, tutus were made of gauze, muslin, or tarlatan sewn in several rows. Modern tutus are made from light synthetic fabrics. The tutu is usually sewn to a bodice. The first one was made in 1839 for Marie Taglioni from a drawing by the artist E. Lami.

REFERENCE

Khudekov, S. N. Istoriia tantsev, part 3. St. Petersburg, 1915.
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Krog's struggle with the distinction between genuine amnesia and wilful forgetting cuts to the heart of questions about the (im)possibility of forgiveness (and so of reconciliation in Tutu's terms), as powerfully explored in the later work of Paul Ricoeur and Jacques Derrida.
He is being treated for inflammation, she said, adding that it is not the same infection that Mr Tutu had been treated for earlier.
Tutu spoke to the Anglican Journal in a brief interview.
I made a very tiny hanger for the tutu, and hung it on the Christmas tree.
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Dance Informa will give $1 to World Tutu Day for every new subscriber to Dance Informa magazine that signs up from January 9 to February 2, 2014, to a maximum value of $1,500.
Mac Maharaj, a spokesman for the South African president Jacob Zuma, insisted that Tutu is on the guest list and that he hopes a solution will be found so Tutu attends.
Tutu on Tuesday said Nelson Mandela was a believer of Mahatma Gandhi's teaching of nonviolence.
8 ( ANI ): South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu has said he 'felt sorry for God', as he celebrated his 82nd birthday on Monday.