In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1cuerda floja femininebefore noun a high-wire act — un número en la cuerda floja
- high-wire artiste — equilibrista
- He watches with benign cynicism as Charles walks the high wire.
- She just stood there, her arms out at near shoulder level, like she was balancing on a high wire, her breath all sucked in.
- Ahern is the country's best-known high wire act.
- Unfortunately, artistic director Rigot could not appear in his usual role of high wire artist because of an injury.
- This is not a momentary wobble: at this point the acrobat has slipped off the high wire altogether and brought the show to a tragic halt.
- ‘I'm sure we will occasionally make a mistake,’ he says, ‘but if you've got a good safety net, you can do somersaults on the high wire.’
- We actually sell a 40 denier nylon tricot fabric that we sell the Las Vegas high wire acts for use as a visual fabric.
- I think Blondin, your man who walked across Niagara Falls on a high wire 145 years ago, would have been proud of me.
- There are no second chances when walking the high wire, playing Russian roulette or competing in the Heineken Cup.
- If we're talking fun, I want to see dancing zebras and high wire acts.
- A look of doubt appears in his eyes and he is like a man on a high wire who looks down and takes fright and begins to wobble.
- The girls look down from the high wire riding bicycles across the taut cable toward each other.
- Loretta Bailey, especially, who tackles Maria with a flighty charm, is performing on a very high wire.
- When he looked down from the high wire, the safety net had gone.
- Three tubes branch from a cantilevered I-beam like an acrobat on a high wire to support the roof at the west corner.
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