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Blondin

/French blɔ̃dɛ̃/
noun
1.
Charles, real name Jean-François Gravelet. 1824–97, French acrobat and tightrope walker; best known for walking a tightrope across Niagara Falls (1859)
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  • Watson then said: “I have much pleasure in introducing the celebrated blondin Donkey.”

    The Diary of a Nobody George Grossmith
  • Do you expect the poor fellow to walk ashore on that rope, like blondin?

  • "Yes, those eyes of yours say that," blondin conceded, sadly.

    Harriet and the Piper Kathleen Norris
  • I asked blondin if he had any of our stockings or underclothing in his sacks.

  • It was wonderful in its very grotesques: who would look at the blondin Donkey after seeing its leviathans?

    Heartbreak House George Bernard Shaw
  • Would you shake the cable, and keep shouting to him, 'blondin!

  • Only, he had laughed helplessly at the blondin Donkey, and somehow he felt no inclination to laugh now.

    The Brass Bottle F. Anstey
  • And while they were laughing and chattering about it, Mrs. blondin clinched the matter for them.

    The Wolves of God Algernon Blackwood
  • He had been obviously displeased at seeing the stranger, but blondin's manner would have won a harder heart than his.

    Harriet and the Piper Kathleen Norris

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