But as the U.S. killed all those leaders, the strikes continued and began working their way down the totem pole.
As low man on the totem pole, I was relegated to the day shift.
That is something I look at as a totem of what movies used to be.
He would never deign me with any sort of acknowledgment, because I was too low on the totem pole.
“totem” is by a very young Singaporean artist named Chun Kai Feng, now having his first solo show at Fost Gallery in Singapore.
As a god of vegetation, a king would not eat vegetables any more than a savage usually eats his totem.
Pale-face—he sleep, but he wake soon when Red Fox make sign of totem.
Howitt believes that the ceremony is performed by the men of the totem, but is not prepared to say so definitely.
"'The totem will not let the redmen do wrong,'" he quoted mentally.
A human ancestor gradually took the place of the totem as the giver of life to the clan.
animal or natural object considered as the emblem of a family or clan, 1760, from Algonquian (probably Ojibwa) odoodeman "his sibling kin, his group or family," hence, "his family mark;" also attested in French c.1600 in form aoutem among the Micmacs or other Indians of Nova Scotia. Totem pole is 1808, in reference to west coast Canadian Indians.
An animal, plant, or other object in nature that has a special relationship to a person, family, or clan and serves as a sign for that person or group.