from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who walks on stilts.
  • n. A grallatorial bird; a stilt-bird.


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  • So this stilt-walker gets a little kid to join in his show, and the little kid dances off with the show.

    Go, Dominique « Dating Jesus

  • An amazing, inspiring and amusing man of 53 who had begun performing as a teenage accordianist, fire-eater and stilt-walker in a Quebec park in 1983, joined with some twenty acrobatic friends to create a unique assemblage of street artists who first came to Los Angeles next year for a show, not even knowing if they had the fare to return home.

    Jay Weston: Cirque du Soleil's Ovo Drove Me Buggy... In a Nice Way

  • Burton first glimpses him late at night, in an alley filled with a billowing white vapor: The steam parted and from it sprang a bizarre apparition: a massively long-legged shape -- like a carnival stilt-walker -- a long, dark cloak flapping from its hunched shoulders, bolts of lightning crackling around its body and head ....

    "The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack," steampunk by Mark Hodder

  • He's a passionate young man, a master of Brazilian martial arts, a stilt-walker, a full-time student at Cleveland State University and, like Selker, a restaurant cook.

    Kibbutz-Style Living Fills A Void For Young Jews

  • Founded in Quebec, Canada, by stilt-walker and fire-breather Guy Laliberte, Cirque du Soleil has grown into one of the world's truly great entertainment companies.

    Inder Sidhu: Profiles In Doing Both: Why Cirque du Soleil Isn't Clowning Around About Business Models

  • Laliberte, an experienced fire-eater and stilt-walker who founded Cirque du Soleil, joined Russian cosmonaut Maxim Surayev and American astronaut Jeffrey Williams aboard a Soyuz craft that soared off the Kazakh steppe and set a course for the International Space Station.

    Peter Diamandis: Gold Rush on the Moon

  • As a dozen dancers take their marks, two clowns toting a tattered suitcase and an oversize egg run amok, dodging a stilt-walker and a pair of roller skaters.

    An Act of Daring

  • Before the clowns, the tumblers, stilt-walker and the face-paint artists arrived for the $20,000 party, the rooms were prepared as if for a high-powered political summit.

    Posh & Becks

  • When you're trading dance moves with a costumed stilt-walker, anything goes.

    Where is that? And Woo Hoo!

  • Montpelier, whereas I personally ought by rights to be able, in view of my virtuosity as a stilt-walker, to trace my ancestry back to the

    The German Classics of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, Volume 12

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