cabriole

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cab·ri·ole

 (kăb′rē-ōl′)
n.
A form of furniture leg that curves outward and then narrows downward into an ornamental foot, characteristic of Queen Anne and Chippendale furniture.

[French, caper (from its resemblance to the foreleg of a capering animal); see cabriolet.]

cabriole

(ˈkæbrɪˌəʊl)
n
1. (Furniture) Also called: cabriole leg a type of furniture leg, popular in the first half of the 18th century, in which an upper convex curve descends tapering to a concave curve
2. (Ballet) ballet a leap in the air with one leg outstretched and the other beating against it
[C18: from French, from cabrioler to caper; from its being based on the leg of a capering animal; see cabriolet]

cab•ri•ole

(ˈkæb riˌoʊl)

n.
a leap by a ballet dancer in which one leg is raised in the air and the other is brought up to beat against it.
[1800–10; < French: leap, caper, alter. of capriole; see capriole]
Translations

cabriole

n (of table etc)geschwungenes or geschweiftes Bein
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She did ask a ballet master for guidance on vexing cabrioles in La Lille mal gardee.
La piece, une comedie musicale, melant habilement le spectacle vivant, le chant et la danse, traite d'un sujet serieux mais reste completement decale, ses reflets n'etant que des cabrioles d'un voyage musical et imaginaire dans l'histoire.
El ropero femenino tambien mostrara la misma tendencia: basquinas, almillas, camisas, justillos, zagalejos, mantillas, mandiles, cabrioles, camisas de mujer, enaguas, etc.
Los cabrioles han tenido su tiempo, que aun dura, y este libro tendra d suyo, o sera sin duda muy desgraciado.
Pour un petit supplement, ils produisent deux ours noirs assez joueurs avec lesquels ils se livrent a quelques cabrioles (je n'ose appeler ca une danse).
However, in the "Apotheosis" of his lofty Kinetic Molpai (1935), to a rippling, saccharine piano waltz, the guys leap into rough-edged simulacra of ballet's jetes en tournant, sissones, assembles, and cabrioles.
377-382 Modista: [en esta caja llevo] Herraduras para el cuello, respetuosas, cabrioles, caidas, pulseras, panuelos de marli.
Oppression, class struggle, the brave slave rising against louche masters--it was grande batterie, with its grands jetes and shoulder-high cabrioles, that addressed, attacked, such subjects.
Sandeau fera des cabrioles, Fleury des tours de force, et Charles avalera des epees comme les jongleurs indiens ou des souris comme Jacques de Falaise ; on lui laissera le choix.
afin de pouvoir ensuite arpenter cette toile--parcourir en tous sens son ouvrage de bave sans le rompre ni s'y emmeler, tandis que toutes autres bestioles non prevenues s'y emprisonnent de plus belle par chacun de leurs gestes ou cabrioles eperdues de fuite" (l: 311-12).