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  • v. Present participle of somersault.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an acrobatic feat in which the feet roll over the head (either forward or backward) and return


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  • The Conservative Party's decision to take part in October's local government elections is another example of it 'somersaulting' on important issues, Herstigte Nasionale Party leader Jaap Marais said on Monday.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Jaa grew up in a rural area of Thailand and watched films by Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan and Jet Li at temple fairs, and learned to imitate their moves whilst creating his own, such as somersaulting off the backs of his family's elephants into the nearby river.

    Kung Fu Cinema

  • They were left as helpless as she must have felt, approaching the somersaulting numbers distorting the family mailbox.


  • The discipline is known as Parkour, and it's a phenomenon on the Internet, where montages capture urban athletes bouncing off walls and somersaulting down sidewalks.

    Tuesday's Run and Gun Shows

  • A sleek master of gyrating, torpedoing, somersaulting "aquabatics," Mijbal becomes an indefatigable symbol of everything that is playful and self-delighting in the universe.

    Dispatches From the Natural World

  • Best was somersaulting urban trial rider Danny MacAskill , a likable Scot whose idea of a bike ride starts with a backward wheelie down a banister and then gets complicated.

    Rewind TV: Ocean Giants; Who Do You Think You Are?; The Story of British Pathé: the Birth of the News; Wilfred – review

  • Because at that moment I looked over her ruffled shoulder and saw Brian meandering through the carpark, keys somersaulting in the air and landing again in his palm.

    Three Mississippi

  • Discovery — the first to perform the somersaulting maneuver, back in 2005 — is the first in the fleet to be retired this year.

    Discovery arrives at space station

  • And in every other conflict in the world does there have to be this somersaulting each second on how one recognized set of leadership or other is too immoral or evil to be a negotiating partner, therefore just keep letting the situation rage?

    Matthew Yglesias » Parallel

  • That 1999 revision added warnings against use by children under six, multiple jumpers and somersaulting, extended padding for frame and springs, and prohibited ladders.

    Jump at your own risk: Trampoline safety measures not so safe


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