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- noun fencing A very rapid attack made by a jump forward and
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That attaque au fer, ballestra, and liement were perfect!
Archive 2009-01-01 Steve Perry 2009
I adjusted the distance between us with a short ballestra and, just as both his feet left the ground, gave him an ungentle side-kick to the solar plexus.
The Forever War Haldeman, Joe 1975
Having just stumbled upon the Mike Shedlock-Peter Schiff online feud as Schiff had executed a fine compound-riposte in response to Mish's dazzling ballestra-lunge earlier in the week, it suddenly became clear that data supporting one of the central arguments on one of my favorite subjects - "deflation" - was in dire need of an update.