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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A tightly stretched rope or a wire, on which acrobats perform high above the ground.
  • noun An extremely precarious course or situation.

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  • noun A tightly stretched rope or cable on which acrobats perform high above the ground.

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  • noun tightly stretched rope or wire on which acrobats perform high above the ground

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  • The seconds move on (if you watch the clock)

    And the sky grows dark (if you're looking up)

    And the girls move from thrill to thrill on the tightrope walk.

    (Write about love, by Belle and Sebastian)

    September 30, 2010