funambulate

funambulate

(fjuːˈnæmbjʊˌleɪt)
vb (intr)
to walk on a tightrope
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What is mine these few thousands death-bearers who turn in circles in this calabash of an island and what in mine too, the archipelago arched with the anxious desire to deny itself, as thought eager to protect with maternal anxiety the more delicate tenuity separating the two Americas; and its flanks secreting for Europe the sweet liquor of a Gulf Stream; and one of the two slopes of incandescence between which the Equator funambulates to Africa.