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snake-dance

[sneyk-dans, -dahns] /ˈsneɪkˌdæns, -ˌdɑns/
verb (used without object), snake-danced, snake-dancing.
1.
to perform a snake dance.
Origin of snake-dance
1880-1885
1880-85

snake dance

noun
1.
a ceremonial dance of the American Indian in which snakes or representations of snakes are handled or imitated by the dancers.
2.
a parade or procession, especially in celebration of a sports victory, in which the participants weave in single file in a serpentine course.
Origin
1765-75, Americanism
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snake dance

noun
1.
a ceremonial dance, performed by the priests of the American Hopi Indians, in which live snakes are held in the mouth
2.
  1. the swaying movements of snakes responding to a snake charmer
  2. a Hindu dance in which performers imitate such snake movements
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