Ben, 1894–1964, U.S. novelist and dramatist.
Also called bird dismount. a dismount, as from the horizontal bar, in which a gymnast releases the apparatus at the height of a backswing, sails forward with outstretched arms and legs, and lands upright on the feet.
a vault over a long horse with the legs and body straight.
Contemporary Examples

No one is vetted in the manner that Beinart seems to think Booker should when dealing with Hecht and Boteach.
Cory Booker Is Nobody’s Dupe Ben Karp June 23, 2013

Rabbi Hecht does indeed posses unique power and influence at Eliezer, over matters of Jewish law.
Cory Booker Is Nobody’s Dupe Ben Karp June 23, 2013

As noted, Booker, Hecht and I founded Eliezer, The Jewish Society at Yale, in the fall of 1996.
Cory Booker Is Nobody’s Dupe Ben Karp June 23, 2013

By Chabad standards, after all, Boteach and Hecht are universalists.
Cory Booker’s Rabbis Peter Beinart June 12, 2013

Hecht could have opted to build a conventional Chabad House and install himself as the sole authority.
Cory Booker Is Nobody’s Dupe Ben Karp June 23, 2013

Hecht and True have been on trial in Rome since 2005 for conspiracy to traffic looted artifacts.
The Tomb Robbers Barbie Latza Nadeau May 29, 2009

When Hecht, now 91, was arrested, he was in the process of writing a colorful memoir that read like a “how to smuggle art” manual.
Stolen Aphrodite Returns Barbie Latza Nadeau December 10, 2010

Historical Examples

Bot thare is mony that will Hecht and say thai sall do wele, and quhen thai mount in gouernaunce thai do all othir wayis.
The Buke of the Order of Knyghthood Ramon Llull

The specific gravity of clay substance is 2·65 according to Hecht, the lower figures sometimes reported being too low.
The Natural History of Clay Alfred B. Searle

The Hecht plan was studied by lawyers and financiers and declared feasible.
The Industrial Canal and Inner Harbor of New Orleans Thomas Ewing Dabney


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