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- n. A Hawaiian dance, hula
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A native Hawaiian dance, accompanied by singing and drumming.
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- n. a Polynesian rain dance performed by a woman
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Large crowds of mourners gathered on the palace grounds and “made the place a pandemonium every night with their howlings and wailings, beating of tom-toms and dancing of the at other times forbidden hula-hula by half-clad maidens to the music of songs of questionable decency chanted in honor of the deceased.”
The night after that I tried palm trees, but that was no good, that one was another clichÃ©, I could almost see hula-hula girls and hear ukes strumming.
He dryly noted the restrictions, encouraged by missionaries, on the storied “hula-hula” dance, “save at night, with closed doors,” and for an admission fee of “ten dollars.”
In the throes of mental fatigue and quota panic, Sam swept up his scrapbooks and letters on the land of coconut trees, volcanoes, and hula-hula girls, and hurled them into the maw.
Maybe you could wear that beauty contest swimsuit and do that hula-hula dance you did.
I got out, locked the door, and crossed the pavement to the entrance of the night-club which had above it the flickering neon sign 'Balinova' and the outlined neon figures of two hula-hula dancers, although I failed to grasp the connection between Hawaii and Indonesia.
A row of hula-hula girls in paper necklaces appears outside of
They took the contents of the "International Book-Shop" into the back yard and started a bon-fire with it, and detectives and college boys on a lark joined hands and danced an imitation of the Hawaiian hula-hula around the blaze.
Cappy added, "I have a notion that before Joey gets rid of that hula-hula girl he's going to be a sadder, wiser and poorer young man than he is at present."
Thus the _hula-hula_ dance, while primitive in origin, may probably be compared more to a civilized than to a primitive dance, since it has become divorced from real life.