snake-charming love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as serpent-charming.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • He was neither recruiting nor snake-charming, but was airing views.

    Daniel in a Den of Liberalism

  • The Left has been snake-charming the press for decades and only now, when the manipulation is no longer working, are the press suddenly "the enemy".

    Giving evidence to the Chilcot inquiry, Tony Blair said: “I...

  • Mr. Elgin discovered his most effective publicity ploy by getting bitten by a cobra while performing a snake-charming act.

    Zookeeper Courted Danger to Attract Press and Visitors

  • I wonder what, if anything, they have done effectively so far in this campaign except rallying the snake-charming/fundie base by nominating Palin ...

    Palin Attacks Obama Over Wright -- Even Though McCain Said Wright Was Off Limits

  • Covington becomes so enamored of the people of these churches -- their music, their dancing, their strychnine drinking, snake-charming ways -- that he himself takes up the snake.

    You Know You're a Redneck If...

  • Carnage brought to an end by Madonna's infamous snake-charming skills!

    British Comedy Awards 2006

  • Or a tasty Mediterranean luncheon, say, carpaccio over arugula with thin shavings of Parmesan and a glass of Merlot, with Yuki and her snake-charming mom?

    The 5th Horseman

  • Edgar Caswall, who was now wholly obsessed by the kite and all belonging to it, found a distinct resemblance between that intermittent rumble and the snake-charming music produced by the pigeons flying through the dry reeds.

    The Lair of the White Worm

  • His profession when a free man, it seems, was a snake-charming flute player, and he was enslaved because he was caught playing the flute for women involved in the Dionysiac rites which so worried the Senate a few years ago.

    The First Man in Rome

  • The hunting of hippopotami and gorillas is most interestingly narrated by the great explorer who also tells about the method employed in catching elephants, about snake-charming, and so forth.

    A Mother's List of Books for Children

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