snake dance


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n snake dance a ceremonial dance (as by the Hopi) in which snakes are handled or invoked
    • n snake dance a group advancing in a single-file serpentine path
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In literature:

To the Moquis the snake dance is a serious and solemn affair, but to the visitors it is apt to be an occasion for fun and frolic.
"Arizona Sketches" by Joseph A. Munk
Instantly then she joined in the dance, with the snakes striking right and left at her.
"King--of the Khyber Rifles" by Talbot Mundy
He said sneeringly that Maskelyne and Cooke in music had come to life, and suggested a snake-dance.
"Pierre And His People, [Tales of the Far North], Complete" by Gilbert Parker
When they have a great snake dance at night, strange things happen.
"Romany of the Snows Being A Continuation Of The Personal Histories Of "Pierre And His People" And The Last Existing Records Of Pretty Pierre" by Gilbert Parker
Here at Walpi the great snake dance is performed.
"Canyons of the Colorado" by J. W. Powell
The snake dance is another evidence of the comparative failure of civilization to civilize.
"My Native Land" by James Cox
Krishna, having defied the hydra-headed snake whose poison has befouled the River Jumna, is dancing in triumph on its sagging heads.
"The Loves of Krishna in Indian Painting and Poetry" by W. G. Archer
Do they do a snake dance, and things like that?
"The Moving Picture Girls at Rocky Ranch" by Laura Lee Hope
He gets eloquent about the poor old Elis who had to stand around and watch the snake dance without lettin' out a yip.
"Torchy As A Pa" by Sewell Ford
And she used to go to the Sahibs' house and dance with snakes.
"A Little Girl in Old Salem" by Amanda Minnie Douglas

In poetry:

She had made a plan, and her spirits danced.
After all, she had only glanced
At that wonderful snake, and she must know
Just what hues made the creature throw
Those splashes and sprays
Of prismed rays.
"The Book Of Hours Of Sister Clotilde" by Amy Lowell

In news:

The Norwalk High School cheerleaders led the snake dance down Main Street on Wednesday night as part of the homecoming week festivities.
Snake River volleyball team members Hannah Murdock, Raegan Martin, Brylie Bair and Whitney Dance.
Dust off those dancing shoes and get ready to Rock and Roll at the 1st Annual Snake River Elks Sock Hop on Friday September 16th.