from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A medicine-man or witch-doctor among the Indians of Central and South America. Also peai. See peaiman.
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Phil referred to the bundle over which the piache had been performing his extraordinary dance when they interrupted him, and which had the appearance of being simply a bundle of ordinary matting.
Then they, too, caught sight of the Englishmen, and, like their piache, made a mad dash for their huts, yelling as they went.
For nearly a minute the people were so completely absorbed in the movements and words of their piache, or medicine man, or witch doctor, as the man in the jaguar skin proved to be, that they were quite oblivious of the presence of the two Englishmen; but suddenly the piache caught sight of them and stopped short in his leapings and howlings, and glared, open-mouthed, at the strangers for a second or two before, with
Mi piache, mi piache a verde seso con muto devere su tipo dimare mari con me mylalini, gondarone, mi amo "