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Snake dance   /sneɪk dæns/   Listen
Snake dance

noun
1.
A group advancing in a single-file serpentine path.
2.
A ceremonial dance (as by the Hopi) in which snakes are handled or invoked.






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"Snake dance" Quotes from Famous Books



... destiny after her own nature, since John Alloway had come a-wooing. She would go back on the Warais, and Pauline would remain at the Portage, a white woman with her white man. She would go back to the smoky fires in the huddled lodges; to the venison stew and the snake dance; to the feasts of the medicine-men, and the long sleeps in the summer days, and the winter's tales, and be at rest among her own people; and Pauline would have revenge of the wife of the prancing Reeve, and perhaps the people would forget who her ...
— Northern Lights • Gilbert Parker



Words linked to "Snake dance" :   U.S., single file, U.S.A., ritual dance, file, ritual dancing, United States of America, America, ceremonial dance, USA, the States, Indian file, US, United States



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