Arabesque

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  • (Architecture) Ornament consisting of garlands of foliage with figures, fancifully interlaced to form graceful curves and painted, inlaid, or carved in low relief.
  • (Dance)
  1. A pose on one leg with the other leg extended behind and the body forming a graceful curve, originally a flourished, curved line used in Arabic motifs.
  2. ["Arabic"]. A pose with one leg stretched straight out to the back and one arm usually stretched out to the front. The back leg may be on the floor or at 45, 90, or 135 degrees. (These angles are measured from the vertical; 90 degrees means parallel to the floor.) Source: Vance's Fantastic - BALLET DICTIONARY

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