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pirouette

pi rooh e

  • n  (ballet) a rapid spin of the body (especially on the toes as in ballet)
  • v  do a pirouette, usually as part of a dance

  • HOW IT STARTED Looking to build a machine to perfect the dancer's pirouette, creator Juliu Horvath stumbled on an exercise fad instead.
  • With a twist of the wrist, I pirouette in place, and no matter which way I lean or how hard, Ginger refuses to let me fall over.
  • I finally got my little monster to pirouette, wave its lobster claws and shout "Lego!" Although Lego says the kit is designed for kids ages 10 and up, it's probably best for high .
News & Articles

  • Author Colum McCann on TransAtlantic
    Irish author Colum McCann has covered a lot of territory during his career. He learned to pirouette while writing 2003's Dancer , the fictionalized life story of Russian ballet star Rudolf Nureyev , and won the National Book Award in 2009 for his sprawling New York mosaic, Let the Great World Spin . His latest novel spans 150 years and two continents.
    June 11, 2013 - Washington City Paper
  • Linda Robertson: Teams' contrasts evident in LeBron, Duncan
    MIAMI - The contrasting styles of the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs could be seen in splendid microcosm by watching LeBron James churn and Tim Duncan pirouette in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. There was James devouring air and stuffing the ball into the basket's maw. There was Duncan wheeling around Chris Bosh for the lefty hook, his feet in perfect position, his arm arched with protractor ...
    June 7, 2013 - Boston Herald
  • Linda Robertson: Miami Heat, San Antonio Spurs’ contrasts evident in LeBron James, Tim Duncan
    The contrasting styles of the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs could be seen in splendid microcosm by watching LeBron James churn and Tim Duncan pirouette in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.
    June 7, 2013 - Miami Herald
Quotes

  • Ross Mirkarimi in San Francisco Chronicle
    This is a pivotal year,said Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi, whose district includes much of the race route. "We're trying to perform the fine pirouette of addressing any negative consequences from previous years while making sure we don't...
  • Humpy Wheeler in Winston-Salem Journal (registration)
    This is all about having fun : and competing,Wheeler said. "We'd like to see one of these guys do a pirouette down the front stretch, though that might be a little hard. But then Clint is known for his upside-down finishes. Maybe he can do...
  • Eric Nystrom in SLAM! Sports
    First, he does the Michael Jordan to get the puck, and that shot was a bullet,said left winger Eric Nystrom. "That was a laser, with the old wood Sher-Wood right into the top shelf. And he did the one-legged pirouette after it went in. I...

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