| Share
 

Rope-dancer

(The). Yvo de Grentmesnil, the crusader, one of the leaders of Robert, Duke of Normandy's party against Henry I. of England.

“`Ivo was one of those who escaped from Antioch when it was besieged. He was let down by a rope over the wall, and hence called `The Rope-dancer.”' —Gentleman's Magazine.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

More on Rope-dancer from Infoplease:

  • Rope-dancer - Rope-dancer (The). Yvo de Grentmesnil, the crusader, one of the leaders of Robert, Duke of ...
  • Rope-dancers - Rope-dancers Jacob Hall, in the reign of Charles II., greatly admired by the Duchess of Cleveland. ...
  • balancer: meaning and definitions - balancer: Definition and Pronunciation
  • Man Ray - Ray, Man Ray, Man, 1890–1976, American photographer, painter, and sculptor, b. Philadelphia. ...
  • Ropes - Ropes Fought back to the ropes. Fought to the bitter end. A pugilistic phrase. “It is a ...

Related Content

24 X 7

Private Tutor

Click Here for Details
24 x 7 Tutor Availability
Unlimited Online Tutoring
1-on-1 Tutoring