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  • n. a gymnast who performs on the trapeze


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  • It would be impossible to learn who was the first aerial trapezist, for instance, or where high wire performing was brought from, just when the trick of adjusting the body to these difficult and strenuous rhythms was originated.

    Adventures in the Arts Informal Chapters on Painters, Vaudeville, and Poets

  • One of the prisoners had been a Japanese trapezist and juggler.

    Sixteen Months in Four German Prisons Wesel, Sennelager, Klingelputz, Ruhleben

  • She was like the kind lady who, happening to linger at the circus while the rest of the spectators pour grossly through the exits, falls in with the overworked little trapezist girl -- the acrobatic support presumably of embarrassed and exacting parents -- and gives her, as an obscure and meritorious artist, assurance of benevolent interest.

    The Golden Bowl — Volume 2

  • Johnny Rodgers Band is brilliant jumping from one style to another with the ease of an expert trapezist: pop, rock, jazz.



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