setting-up exercise
noun Date: circa 1900 any of a series of gymnastic exercises used to give an erect carriage, supple muscles, and easy control of the limbs

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  • Setting-up exercise — Set ting up ex er*cise Any one of a series of gymnastic exercises used, as in drilling recruits, for the purpose of giving an erect carriage, supple muscles, and an easy control of the limbs. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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