Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The performances of the devil-dancers of India.

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Examples

  • He pointed to three of the bamboo poles erect and devil-dancing in token that fish were hooked and struggling on the lines beneath.

    The Water Baby

  • We only know that in later ages emotional religion, finding expression as so-called devil-dancing in its lower and as mystical poetry in its higher phases, was prevalent among them.

    Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 2

  • In later times it adopted or travestied Buddhist dogma, ritual and literature, much as Taoism did in China, but still remained a repository of necromancy, magic, animal sacrifices, devil-dancing, and such like practices, which have in all ages corrupted Tibetan Buddhism though theoretically disapproved.

    Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 3

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