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That it do be.
So, in ballet it means "with the leg thrown out".etymonline.com wrote:early 15c., from O.Fr. jetee "a jetty, a projecting part of a building," also "a throw," noun use of fem. pp. of jeter "to throw" (see jet (v.)). Notion is of a structure "thrown out" past what surrounds it.
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