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A slang term for a highly risky venture, project, or investment. See also: Risk lover.
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These talented pets can also perform stunts C including the High Dive and High Wire acts as well as the disappearing box!
The artist's passion for performing increasingly dangerous high wire acts without the usual safety devices leads to a tragic moment in time - and his transition from the circus world and the family connections that have led to this moment are deftly transmitted to readers who become immersed in the experience.
The famed Canadian circus troupe arrives on the big screen in a swirl of flashy colours and choreographedto-within-an-inch-of-their-lives high wire acts, all boosted by terrific 3D effects.
High wire acts were in my dreams and the Wallenda family was famous.
The park is offering daily high wire acts by the 'Pirates of the Colombian Caribbean' group, from June 11 to August 21, 2011, as part of its summer entertainment for children.
Mr Archer said: "The high wire acts in this show are the like of which have never been seen for 40 to 50 years in the UK.
The family performance still features some amazing juggling, high wire acts and trapeze skills.
The show also sees the return of the fantastic, free 500-seat Festival Circus back by popular demand, featuring activities including jugglers, circus clowns and amazing high wire acts.
Lions, jugglers, tumblers and high wire acts are all the line up to give hours of entertainment at she Birmingham Summer Circus, staged at the NEC in association with the Evening Mail.
Last chance to see this fantastic array of acrobats, jugglers and high wire acts.
There's dancing dragons and knife throwing, spectacular high wire acts, slack wire acts, a strong man, unicycles ( even a clown.
The international traveling circus, known for its animal-free performances, will feature high wire acts, jugglers, clowns, dancers and flying motorcyclists.