pipe of peace


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pipe′ of peace′


n.
a calumet; peace pipe.
[1685–95, Amer.]
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Noun1.pipe of peace - a highly decorated ceremonial pipe of Amerindianspipe of peace - a highly decorated ceremonial pipe of Amerindians; smoked on ceremonial occasions (especially as a token of peace)
pipe, tobacco pipe - a tube with a small bowl at one end; used for smoking tobacco
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They assembled in camp toward supper-time, hungry and happy; but now a difficulty arose -- hostile Indians could not break the bread of hospitality together with- out first making peace, and this was a simple im- possibility without smoking a pipe of peace.
In their extremity they sent forth a herald, bearing the calumet or pipe of peace, but he was shot down by order of the Blackbird.
Even by day they hung about, smoking the pipe of peace, and looking almost as if they wanted tit-bits to eat.
The pipe of peace was smoked, and now all was good fellowship.
They bore the trying spectacle in silence, until the mysterious visitor was at a safe distance; when they burst into pebbles and yells, and likewise into reviling dances, and in all respects buried the pipe of peace with so many savage ceremonies, that, if Mr Cripples had been the chief of the Cripplewayboo tribe with his war-paint on, they could scarcely have done greater justice to their education.