Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as serpent-charmer.
“I got talking to a snake-charmer wearing a thick woollen djellaba robe.”
“I saw the snake-charmer, and no more of the circus did”
“None of your sibling's superlatives fit you; you are neither the prettiest nor the wiliest, neither the snake-charmer nor the double-crosser.”
“In sooty blackness a line of candles flicker; the contours of characters are picked out in a line of light; a Weird Sister writhes like a snake-charmer; a cast of seven, in stiff long skirts, sway together, often as if welded, across the stage, sometimes apparently stalking an unseen beast, sometimes whirling.”
“Thaïs" is a grade-B piece, with far too much snake-charmer music, and it was a little dispiriting to watch so much top talent deployed on such an inferior product.”
“Obama Hussien Barak has beguiled America with fine words in the fashion of a snake-charmer.”
“At last certain of my messmates killed one of the captives and the snake-charmer would have no more to do with me.”
“Then he returned the snake-charmer his clothes and kit and gave him due benevolence; after which he went back to”
“‘I am fleeing from the snake-charmer, for he seeketh to trap me and, if thou wilt save me and hide me with thee, I will make fair thy reward and do thee all manner of kindness.’”
“In India I took lessons from a snake-charmer but soon gave up the practice as too dangerous.”
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