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  • n. Plural form of equilibrist.

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Examples

  • That gentleman was a sort of Barnum, the director of a troupe of mountebanks, jugglers, clowns, acrobats, equilibrists, and gymnasts, who, according to the placard, was giving his last performances before leaving the Empire of the Sun for the States of the Union.

    Around the World in 80 Days

  • The performance was much like all acrobatic displays; but it must be confessed that the Japanese are the first equilibrists in the world.

    Around the World in 80 Days

  • Scarcely had the dew evaporated from the wild chrysanthemum petals than the equilibrists were lining up at the platform, each one clad not in practice duds but in his or her most colorful hippodrome finery.

    Villa Incognito

  • Led by the Phom Troupe, the equilibrists hammered together a sturdy platform on the village side of the gorge.

    Villa Incognito

  • Moreover, since the circus equilibrists could just as easily practice their acts on a cable strung between tree trunks, three feet off the ground, there was no logical reason to brave the height, the vapors, or the gusts.

    Villa Incognito

  • At one side of the ring, Doc Weems was polishing the calliope, while jugglers, riders, tumblers, and equilibrists practiced their acts.

    Elephant Song

  • Horse acts, jugglers, equilibrists, and clowns performed, but it was difficult to imagine a show without the up top crowd-flyers, wire-walkers, and iron jaw acts.

    Elephant Song

  • Next comes the trained elephant, the terror of our mousmes, the equilibrists, the menagerie.

    The French Immortals Series — Complete

  • How anybody was ever served was a wonder, for the air was thick with the names of all the dainties and comestibles under the sun; but the people behind the counter were lightning calculators, jugglers, and equilibrists combined.

    With Our Army in Palestine

  • The art of Paderewski recalls to me the art of the most skilled and the most distinguished of equilibrists, himself a Pole, Paul Cinquevalli.

    Plays, Acting and Music A Book Of Theory

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