Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The calumet or pipe of the American Indians, considered as the symbol of peace between tribes, etc., the smoking of it being the accompaniment of a treaty; the “pipe of peace.”

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Examples

  • The smooching and peace-pipe smoking that Democrats and the Long War President have been doing will most certainly pass away into the ozone.

    Archive 2006-11-01

  • This year's Laureate does the opposite of what his countryman Mark Twain once wrote about forgetting where you bury the peace-pipe, but not where the battle-axe is.

    The Nobel Peace Prize 2002 - Presentation Speech

  • They make me think of the brooding solitude of deep eternal forests, with stately Chingachgook beside the council fire … the fragrance of the peace-pipe and the cry of the elk among snow-clad peaks … Harry, my sweet, you are so vigorous that I am quite breathless, and fear for my digestion, perhaps if I go on top?

    Flashman and The Redskins

  • They make me think of the brooding solitude of deep eternal forests, with stately Chingachgook beside the council fire ... the fragrance of the peace-pipe and the cry of the elk among snow-clad peaks ...

    Flashman And The Redskins

  • He had come to see the Great Father, and to see if the peace-pipe could not be smoked on the big waters of the Potomac.

    Three Years on the Plains Observations of Indians, 1867-1870

  • Yet, possibly, for all that, had it not been for the lengthy ceremonial of the peace-pipe, Wildenai could not have taken time to observe so closely, in stolen glances from beneath her long black lashes, the splendor of the young noble standing proudly erect beside his captain; nor could he have stared so often, with no attempt to hide his admiration, at the dark beauty of the princess.

    Their Mariposa Legend; a romance of Santa Catalina

  • They gave the peace-pipe to Germain, and again seating themselves in semicircle, gravely passed it from lip to lip.

    The False Chevalier or, The Lifeguard of Marie Antoinette

  • Universe, and of the esteem with which he views the peace-pipe, which in the words of Catlin "has shed its thrilling fumes over the land, and soothed the fury of the relentless savage."

    Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce

  • Longfellow, in his great Indian epic of the Song of Hiawatha, has portrayed with graphic power in pleasing verse the mysterious legends describing the birth or institution of the peace-pipe by Gitche

    Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce

  • While other Indians were promising to bury the hatchet, Pontiac, the soul of the conspiracy, made no promises and smoked no peace-pipe.

    Four American Indians King Philip, Pontiac, Tecumseh, Osceola

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