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whirling dervish

noun, Islam.
a member of a Turkish order of dervishes, or Sufis, whose ritual consists in part of a highly stylized whirling dance. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Some shows give a demonstration of an old-fashioned marriage ceremony, and many put on a short whirling dervish performance.
  • Despite this decapitation, its treasures are so excessive they could stop a whirling dervish in his tracks.
  • The whirling dervish wears n green jacket and a red skirt.

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