sun dance

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sun dance a ceremonial dance performed by Amerindians at the summer solstice
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Usage

In literature:

How does the mother "dance about the sun"?
"Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 10" by Charles Herbert Sylvester
In the morning the sun shone, she got up strong and dancing.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
She was excited and happy; she wanted to run and dance, as a flower-laden child might run and dance along a sun-kissed, wooded path!
"Sunlight Patch" by Credo Fitch Harris
Many of the men are terribly scarred on the shoulders, breast and arms with the cruel practices of the sun dance.
"The American Missionary -- Volume 38, No. 06, June, 1884" by Various
The rays of the sun, which here and there shone through the trees, sparkled and danced in the running stream.
"The Fairchild Family" by Mary Martha Sherwood
Patrol of the Sun Dance Trail, The.
"The Crimson Tide" by Robert W. Chambers
Summers of the Sun, and winters when the stars danced for the snow, had passed over the valley of Povi-whah.
"The Flute of the Gods" by Marah Ellis Ryan
The Cheyennes gave a great dance in honour of the Sun.
"The Preacher of Cedar Mountain" by Ernest Thompson Seton
It was smooth and had no bark, and was brought out only once a year, for the Sun-dance.
"Boys' Book of Indian Warriors" by Edwin L. Sabin
The waves actually danced and glittered in the sun.
"The Strange Cases of Dr. Stanchon" by Josephine Daskam Bacon
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In poetry:

I love to see the little stars
All dancing to one tune;
I think quite highly of the Sun,
And kindly of the Moon.
"The Oneness Of The Philosopher With Nature" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Yellow as dancing wheat-ears ripe
He suns with his gay youth,
And feeds me with the gold of light,
The thrice-tried gleam of truth.
"The Yellow Butterfly" by Manmohan Ghose
The sun is low; the paths are wet,
And dance with frolic hail;
The trees—their spring-time is not yet—
Swing sighing in the gale.
"Songs of the Spring Days" by George MacDonald
And would'st thou bid me court her faery form
When, as she sports her in some happier mood,
Her many-colour'd robes
Dance varying to the Sun?
"Ode Written On The First Of January" by Robert Southey
Then, when the solemn rite is done,
The worshippers stream out to where
Dance fountains glittering in the sun,
While expectation fills the air.
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
My Love, my Lord,
I think the toil of glorious day is done.
I see thee leaning on thy jewelled sword,
And a light-hearted child of France
Is dancing to thee in the sun,
And thus he carols in his dance.
"Lady Constance" by Sydney Thompson Dobell

In news:

The magnetic fields The Sun Goes Down and The World Goes Dancing 69 love songs.
The blazing midday sun dances off the long line of bright gold barges preparing to disgorge their cargo, Asia-bound soybeans, at this tiny but up-to-date Amazon River port.
LINDSAY KNOWLES/SPECIAL TO THE SUN HERALDMembers of the Moss Point High School dance team perform to a medley of Christmas tunes played by the school's marching band during the city's annual Christmas parade on Saturday.
Monday morning as the sun rose, water seemed to dance atop the fountain at the center of the Orange Plaza.
Now Lords returns to the dance floor with "Last Drag," her first single from the New York-based independent dance label Sea to Sun.
In playwright Dominic Orlando's Juan Gelion Dances for the Sun, Latin American peasant Juan Gelion (a charismatic Johnny Moreno) abandons a promising career in the church to found a new one — or is it the old one reborn.
610 Stompers Carnival dance group auditions on Sat and Sun.
Dancers shine through Margaret Jenkins Dance Company's uneven Other Suns.
DANCE REVIEW In December 2007, a preview of the first section of Margaret Jenkins Dance Company's Other Suns (a Trilogy) raised high hopes.
Left to right, Carbon Dance Theatre's Eiren Schuman, Danielle Currica and Sun-Mi Cho dance among the arms of a robot named Homer.
A new dance uses the sun to explore human movement.
Lifetime's "Dance Moms" may have flown too close to the sun on a recent, now infamous, episode originally titled, "Topless Showgirls," which aired on March 6.
Thousands of New Agers and neo-pagans danced and whooped in delight Monday as a bright early morning sun rose above the ancient stone circle Stonehenge, marking the summer solstice .
Sun Dance The Science Factory hosts kids with a day off from school.
Sun Dance is a hand fed sun Conure, he is 5 months old.
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