sword-swallower


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sword-swallower

n
(Theatre) a performer who simulates the swallowing of swords
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sword-swallower

[ˈsɔːdˌswɒləʊəʳ] Ntragasables mf inv
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Moldovan sword-swallower Alex Magala wowed the panel by performing the show's most dangerous act yet.
Sword-swallower Alex Magala, known for his death-defying stunts, had millions holding their breath as he performed his most terrifying one yet in a bid to win the competition.
He must surely know that in every pro-Brexit household they're screaming at the telly whenever they see the likes of sword-swallower Alex Magala: "You should be on Moldova's Got Talent, you foreign phoney."
They appeared as The Curious Couple from Coney, a reference to their Coney Island roots where she cut her teeth - not literally, thankfully - as the youngest sword-swallower in the world.
The sword-swallower recently learned how to put himself into a somnambulistic trance needed to help him swallow multiple swords in the Circus of Horrors, visiting the Empire next month.
The Ozzy sword-swallower, unicyclist and general entertainer spent over 1,000 hours on the art and has 100 per cent of his body covered in black ink.
z@hollyfollowill: Mine and Jess'tickets FOREDINBURGHSTREETPARTYATNEWYEAR have been bought yas @LauraJH55: Sat in the edinburgh playhouse waiting for the stalls to open for our seats to the lion king, nervous and excited @DonnellyIrwin: Busking on the Royal Mile: bagpiper, sword-swallower, bagpiper, guitarist, bagpiper, guy with owl on shoulder, bagpi- wait, is that an owl?
A German sword-swallower ended in hospital, when he tried his act with an umbrella - and accidentally pressed the button that opened it.
They join Richard, 100 Voices Of Gospel, mother and son act Mel and Jamie, singer Wayne Woodward and sword-swallower Alexandr Magala in the grand final on Saturday.
SWORD-swallower Alex Magala was banned from performing live on last night's Britain's Got Talent semi-final.
One of the foreign acts in this series is sword-swallower Alexander Magala from Moldova, billed as the most dangerous act the show has seen.