from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A ceremonial dance of the Hopi in which the dancers traditionally carry live snakes in their mouths.
  • noun A procession of people who join hands and move forward in a zigzag line.

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  • noun a group advancing in a single-file serpentine path
  • noun a ceremonial dance (as by the Hopi) in which snakes are handled or invoked


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