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peace pipe

Origin of peace pipe
1770-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The peace-pipe emptied of its ashes and returned to its owner, the young brave rose at once and silently extended his hand.

    Burl Morrison Heady
  • Is this how the redman treats the stranger who would smoke the peace-pipe by our fire?

    The Fiery Totem Argyll Saxby
  • Hennepin held out the peace-pipe; but one of them snatched it from him.

  • After the feast was over, the peace-pipe was passed and the speaking began.

  • Arrows were ready to fly from all sides, and Marquette held the peace-pipe on high and continually prayed.

    Heroes of the Middle West Mary Hartwell Catherwood
  • Let the peace-pipe be lighted; we come not for strife, but to be knit together.

    The Bridge of the Gods Frederic Homer Balch
  • Let us smoke the peace-pipe and tell each other all our past lives.

  • Marquette held up the peace-pipe, but the wild young braves in the water paid no attention to it.

    Heroes of the Middle West Mary Hartwell Catherwood
  • All eyes turned to where the peace-pipe and the tomahawk lay side by side before the council.

    The Bridge of the Gods Frederic Homer Balch
  • We have smoked the peace-pipe together, and walked side by side on the war-trail.

    Beyond the Frontier Randall Parrish
British Dictionary definitions for peace-pipe

peace pipe

a long decorated pipe smoked by North American Indians on ceremonial occasions, esp as a token of peace Also called calumet, pipe of peace
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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