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Rope-dancer (The)

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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.ʹ”—Gentleman’s Magazine.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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