• WordNet 3.6
    • n pantomimer an actor who communicates entirely by gesture and facial expression
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  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Who can guess how much industry and providence and affection we have caught from the pantomime of brutes?”


In literature:

In the old form of Pantomime there were many other personages in these dumb shows which we never had in the English Pantomimes.
"A History of Pantomime" by R. J. Broadbent
This little comedy must needs be played in pantomime lest the actors should spoil it with a show of broken hearts.
"Clementina" by A.E.W. Mason
How much industry and providence and affection we have caught from the pantomime of brutes?
"The Worlds Greatest Books, Volume XIII." by Various
A small pantomime ensued, curious enough.
"Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol 6" by Various
The latter understood the pantomime, and began to rub it.
"The Forty-Five Guardsmen" by Alexandre Dumas
Again he would be sure that his legs, which he was urging so frantically to their duty, were not playing pantomime.
"The Last Shot" by Frederick Palmer
Captain Paul was absent, but his servant managed to inform me by words and pantomime that all was ready.
"Overland through Asia; Pictures of Siberian, Chinese, and Tartar Life" by Thomas Wallace Knox
I suppose if she were in a pantomime, they'd dress her up as a phial, tie a string round her neck and label her 'POISON.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. XII, No. 29. August, 1873." by Various
A pantomime book is on the whole rather a mournfully unsubtle document.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 152, January 3, 1917" by Various
The orator, in vain pantomime, implored order.
"Little Journeys To the Homes of the Great, Volume 3 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard

In poetry:

Together we crowed over
The show, we laughed in chime,
But now it tires and dazzles,
Thy lovely pantomime.
"The Eternal Infant" by Manmohan Ghose
He comes to town at Christmas-time,
And braves its icy breath,
To play in that favourite pantomime,
"At a Pantomime." by William Schwenck Gilbert
They've seen that ghastly pantomime,
They've felt its blighting breath,
They know that rollicking Christmas-time
Meant Cold and Want and Death, -
"At a Pantomime." by William Schwenck Gilbert
And she’s wearing a dress - she couldn’t do less
Like the fairy in our pantomime was
So delightfully thin - if you got a look in
You could very near see what the time was.
"The Wedding That Never Was" by Billy Bennett
The great blue hollow like a garment o'er me;
Space all unmeasured, unrecorded time;
While seen with inward eye moves on before me
Thought's pictured train in wordless pantomime.
"My Aviary" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
He pointed a blind where strange shadows were seen—
Wild pantomime hinting of revels within—
‘We’ll drop on M‘Fly, if you’ll listen to me,
‘And prove we are right to O’Hara, J. P.’’
"O'Hara, J.P." by Henry Lawson

In news:

Left fielder Michael Morse pantomimes a home run swing after returning to the batter's box following an umpire's review of his grand slam in the first inning.
A pantomime learning performance, including a brief presentation on the history of mime , will be held at the senior center on Monday, Jan 24, at 12:45 pm The performance follows the talk.
Michael Morse hits pantomime home run.
Not Christmas Without Pantomime .
(PHOTO: Centerstage Theatre)English pantomimes have an image problem.
For some reason pantomimes are a Christmas tradition in Britain but the thematic material has little to do with the season.
Vanilla Ice to Appear in Pantomime Performance of 'Peter Pan'.
Vanilla Ice is set to play Captain Hook in a pantomime performance of Peter Pan at a theater in England later this year.
Episode 46: plastic pantomime .
Sarah's on the lookout for pantomime dames as she prepares to celebrate panto season.
After his first big catch in Texas' victory at Texas Tech on Saturday, the UT wide receiver imitated the Red Raiders' "guns-up" hand sign and then pantomimed holstering the two imaginary sidearms.
That is, I normally do shows at Christmas, but not those peculiar events known only to the British, called pantomimes.
Lighting director Chris Chisnall used Compulite Vector Green and Blue lighting consoles on the Granada TV production of the Coronation Street Pantomime.
Michael Morse pantomimes a swing to get his grand slam going for more.
Wednesday evening, Les Pierrettes dedicated the organization's annual ball to Pierrot, the French master of pantomime.