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ropedancer

[rohp-dan-ser, -dahn-] /ˈroʊpˌdæn sər, -ˌdɑn-/
noun
1.
a person who walks across or performs acrobatics upon a rope stretched at some height above the floor or ground.
Origin of ropedancer
1640-1650
1640-50; rope + dancer
Related forms
ropedance, noun
ropedancing, noun
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  • The ropedancer, Kuni, really had been with the sick mother and her babes, and had toiled for them with the utmost diligence.

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  • Yes, the ropedancer was jealous of the laurel-crowned child.

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  • Why had they called her, the ropedancer, back to a life which henceforward could offer her nothing save want and cruel suffering?

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  • The ropedancer had gathered them for the sick woman, and certainly had not stopped at that one act of theft.

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  • The ropedancer had recovered consciousness, and the kind prelate's presence was a solace to her.

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  • Never had he beheld any ropedancer display so much grace, strength, and daring.

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