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#205807 - 05/16/12 05:34 PM trapeze
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"In my last year at the university, I felt like I had finally mastered walking the trapeze of my life, work, and academics."
The Centre Daily Times; Students in Rural Schools; The Centre Daily Times (Pennsylvania); Feb 6, 2005."

"walking the trapeze of my life"

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#205808 - 05/16/12 08:07 PM Re: trapeze [Re: BranShea]
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maybe he was thinking of a high-wire act?!

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#205811 - 05/17/12 12:50 PM Re: trapeze [Re: tsuwm]
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Just asked my daught-in-law about the word and she called it tightwire but I also found highwire and tightrope.

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#205829 - 05/20/12 04:58 AM Re: trapeze [Re: BranShea]
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I've always called them tightropes, thinking a trapeze was the hanging bar thing that an acrobat swung from.

Actually, just googled it. Wikipedia agrees with my first understanding of trapeze.

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#205831 - 05/20/12 07:19 AM Re: trapeze [Re: Mit]
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If you had clicked the link in the first post it would have given you direct evidence. Images can tell as just as much as words. ;~)

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#205923 - 05/30/12 01:19 AM Re: trapeze [Re: BranShea]
Mit Offline
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Haha that'll teach me to not bother checking links. Or it should anyway, not sure that it will. Old habits and all that.

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