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gym·nas·tics

(jim-nas'tiks),
Muscular exercise, performed indoors, as distinguished from athletics, and usually by means of special apparatus.
[G. gymnos, naked]

gymnastics

/gym·nas·tics/ (jim-nas´tiks) systematic muscular exercise.
Swedish gymnastics  a system following a rigid pattern of movement, utilizing little equipment and stressing correct body posture.

gym·nas·tics

(jim-nas'tiks)
Muscular exercise, performed indoors, as distinguished from athletics, and usually involving special apparatus.
[G. gymnos, naked]

gymnastics

[Gr. gymnastikos, pert. to nakedness]
Systematic body exercise with or without special apparatus.

ocular gymnastics

Systematic exercise of the eye muscles to improve muscular coordination and efficiency.

Swedish gymnastics

A system of movements made by the patient against a resistance provided by the attendant, once used worldwide in physical training. It influenced the development of modern gymnastics.
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Then he delivered to the escort, drunk and sober, a receipt for the escorted, and requested him to dismount.
She loved Porthos too dearly to allow him to part thus; she made him a sign to dismount and come to her.
D'Artagnan shuddered at the noise of the keys; he remained on horseback, feeling no inclination to dismount, and sat looking at the bars, at the buttressed windows and the immense walls he had hitherto only seen from the other side of the moat, but by which he had for twenty years been awe-struck.
His persistent demands would have ended, at Dan's instigation, in a regimental belting which in all probability would have killed him and cut off the supply of beer, had not he been sent on special duty some fifty miles away from the Cantonment to cool his heels in a mud fort and dismount obsolete artillery.
But we have a day’s ride before us, sir; so move forward, or dismount, and say you won’t go at once.
Active and fearless, and though rather small, strongly made, she seemed formed for a horsewoman; and to the pure genuine pleasure of the exercise, something was probably added in Edmund's attendance and instructions, and something more in the conviction of very much surpassing her sex in general by her early progress, to make her unwilling to dismount.
She immediately dismounted with her children, and helped LeClerc likewise to dismount, and all concealed themselves.
I was afraid the maid would jump down and clear out amongst the rocks, in which case we should have had to dismount and catch her.
So Tip stopped the horse and they all proceeded to dismount.
Upon this the old man made his son dismount, and got up himself.
Up a small hillside he followed a cowpath through such dense scrub that he was forced to dismount and lead his horse.
and will bear with the pace of this poor jade, I shall be glad to ride on with you to the Warren, sir, and hold your horse when you dismount.