Blondin



noun
Charles, real name Jean-François Gravelet. 1824–97, French acrobat and tightrope walker; best known for walking a tightrope across Niagara Falls (1859)
Contemporary Examples

Obama’s 2008 Backers: We’re Ready for Warren David Freedlander October 8, 2014

Historical Examples

The Diary of a Nobody George Grossmith
Harper’s Young People, October 5, 1880 Various
Harriet and the Piper Kathleen Norris
Two Months in the Camp of Big Bear Theresa Gowanlock
Heartbreak House George Bernard Shaw
Recollections of Abraham Lincoln 1847-1865 Ward Hill Lamon
The Brass Bottle F. Anstey
The Wolves of God Algernon Blackwood
Harriet and the Piper Kathleen Norris

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