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pirouette
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

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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
  • He looked at the fire of logs, with its one flame pirouetting on the top in a dying dance after the breakfast-cooking and boiling, and it seemed to jig to his inward tune; also at the two chimney crooks dangling down from the cotterel, or cross-bar, plumed with soot, which quivered to the same melody; also at the half-empty kettle whining an accompaniment.
    3 — The Rally (38% in)

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