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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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Well, and who changed the time of the speeches, and put the idea of gymnastic poles into the heads of their worships the sixth form?
As he ran with the children, he taught them gymnastic feats, set Miss Hoole laughing with his queer English accent, and talked to Darya Alexandrovna of his pursuits in the country.
Among them was a small laughing fellow, who stood aloof, entertaining himself with a gymnastic exercise for bringing the arms and chest into play; which he enjoyed mightily; especially when, in thrusting out his right arm, he brought it into contact with another boy.
He had hardly achieved this very unusual gymnastic performance, when Mr.
With a disappointed face, Silas mentally consigned this parrot to regions more than tropical, and, seeming for the time to have lost his power of assuming an interest in the woes of Mr Venus, fell to tightening his wooden leg as a preparation for departure: its gymnastic performances of that evening having severely tried its constitution.
The large man was always home precisely at ten o'clock at night, at which hour he regularly condensed himself into the limits of a dwarfish French bedstead in the back parlour; and the infantine sports and gymnastic exercises of Master Bardell were exclusively confined to the neighbouring pavements and gutters.
One half of it--that moiety in which the comfortable proprietress was then seated--was carpeted, and so partitioned off at the further end as to accommodate a sleeping-place, constructed after the fashion of a berth on board ship, which was shaded, like the little windows, with fair white curtains, and looked comfortable enough, though by what kind of gymnastic exercise the lady of the caravan ever contrived to get into it, was an unfathomable mystery.
Is the pupil who devotes himself to the practice of gymnastics supposed to attend to the praise and blame and opinion of every man, or of one man only--his physician or trainer, whoever he may be?
Her mother's dedication to the local gymnastic club was rewarded when she was voted Welsh Coach of the Year in 2001.
ONE of Merseyside's most go-ahead junior sports organisations, Wallasey Gymnastic Club, has received a massive a pounds 50,000 grant from Biffaward, the waste management company.
Gymnastic facilities will include floor space for rhythmic and artistic gymnastics, pommel horses, ring frames, asymmetric, low, parallel trampolines and horizontal bars.
Group gymnastic exercises are considered an art form as well as a form of discipline and education.