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Pipe of peace   /paɪp əv pis/   Listen
Pipe of peace

A highly decorated ceremonial pipe of Amerindians; smoked on ceremonial occasions (especially as a token of peace).  Synonyms: calumet, peace pipe.

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"Pipe of peace" Quotes from Famous Books

... savages came to take their breakfast with their white friends, some of them bringing deer, turkeys, fish, or fruit, which, as usual, they offered for sale. Others of them borrowed the boats of the settlers to cross the rivers and visit the outlying plantations. By many a hearth the pipe of peace was smoked, the hand of friendship extended, the voice of ...
— Historical Tales, Vol. 2 (of 15) - The Romance of Reality • Charles Morris

... slung, the pipe of peace was smoked, and thus Captain Ogilvy was fairly installed in his ...
— The Lighthouse • Robert Ballantyne

... chips Constable Beresford and his prisoner smoked the pipe of peace. Morse sat on his heels, legs crossed, after the manner of the camper. The officer lounged at full length, an elbow dug into the sand as a support for his head. The Montanan was on parole, so that for the moment at least their relations ...
— Man Size • William MacLeod Raine

... Pottawattomies, has spoken well," he said in a deep voice that rolled like distant thunder. "The Wyandots did not know; they war not with Frenchmen, nor harm the women of the Pottawattomies. The Great Spirit hath made us brothers, and we have smoked together the pipe of peace." ...
— When Wilderness Was King - A Tale of the Illinois Country • Randall Parrish

Words linked to "Pipe of peace" :   peace pipe, pipe, tobacco pipe

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