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pirouette
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
a spin of the body on one foot — on the toes for a ballet dancer or on the ball of the foot more generally

or:

metaphorically:  to spin or reverse a course of action
  • In an instant the yards swung round; and as the ship half-wheeled upon her heel, her three firm-seated graceful masts erectly poised upon her long, ribbed hull, seemed as the three Horatii pirouetting on one sufficient steed.
    Chapters 118-120 — The Quadrant; The Candles; The Deck (21% in)

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