Definitions

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  • n. A decorative Native American object in the form of a hoop and net with attachments such as feathers, traditionally believed by the Ojibwa to "filter out" bad dreams.

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Examples

  • So the idea of the dreamcatcher is something I’ve been exposed to since I was a young kid.

    Boing Boing

  • I wondered if it was what was called a dreamcatcher, but it lacked any familiar images.

    The Skrayling Tree

  • You might also try investing in a "dreamcatcher", which one of the Native American tribes invented as a device for keeping away nightmares.

    Time for a break

  • Having a painting which contains an image of a "dreamcatcher" on your wall is not the same as hanging some New Age trinket of string and feathers, made by and for white middle-class hippies, over your bed.

    June 2006

  • They set up a treesit, and over the years probably a hundred sitters have come to sit in the grove, high up on tarp-covered scrapwood or rope-rigged "dreamcatcher" platforms.

    North Coast Journal Comments

  • ..sweet touch on the "dreamcatcher" bike are the two 'cateye' lights mounted in the water bottle cage obviously used to highlight the bikes "***bling***" at night...

    Circling the Pedicabs: Cycling and the New Frontier

  • Go get back in your Subaru with the rainbow sticker and dreamcatcher on the rear - view-mirror and drive your sorry keesters back to Shametown.

    Anti-Deer-Hunting Billboard Goes Up in Kansas City

  • "After I wrap the leather on a ring, a picture of the dreamcatcher comes to me, and I add the color and feather elements," said Blue Coat.

    Stephanie Woodard: Cultivating Happy, Healthy Kids: A Visit to the Cheyenne River Youth Project

  • So does Spooky, who made a dreamcatcher commemorating her courage and vision.

    Tew's Day!

  • Custom 5 dreamcatcher by shadowwolf13 [Etsy]: arianhwyvar!

    Tew's Day!

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