pow-wow


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pow-wow

powwow [ˈpaʊwaʊ] n
(= meeting of Native Americans) → pow-wow m
(humorous) (= discussion) → conciliabule m
a family powwow → un conseil de famille, une assemblée plénière de la famille
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Gilbert was away and would be away until the morrow, attending a medical pow-wow in Charlottetown.
It was a grim pow-wow. Their busy servants ran hither and thither.
He had been curious to discover what all the pow-wow about his pouch had meant.
Anything but a beauty--had been his appraisal when he halted the procession for a pow-wow. Lean from sickness, her skin mangy with the dry scales of the disease called bukua, she was tied hand and foot and, like a pig, slung from a stout pole that rested on the shoulders of the bearers, who intended to dine off of her.
We tried to send a boat ashore for a pow-wow, but it was fired upon.
My townsmen have all heard the tradition -- the oldest people tell me that they heard it in their youth -- that anciently the Indians were holding a pow-wow upon a hill here, which rose as high into the heavens as the pond now sinks deep into the earth, and they used much profanity, as the story goes, though this vice is one of which the Indians were never guilty, and while they were thus engaged the hill shook and suddenly sank, and only one old squaw, named Walden, escaped, and from her the pond was named.
pow-wows, while Diana and Fred, and many other gay couples, loitered along the dusky, starlit country roads, there was a queer, lonely ache in her heart which she could not explain away.
Byline: Heather Huttes-Bright correspondent The 40th Annual Moweaqua Pow-Wow is less than a month away and organizer Linda Long is excited for the changes.
McLuckie works for a Hong Kong-based company and was allowed away early from an annual senior management pow-wow to be on the touchline for 1-0 win over Ayr.
The 14th Pow-Wow will be opened by Peter DeBrine, senior project officer, UNESCO World Heritage and Sustainable Tourism, followed by a cultural event organised by Malaysia, the partner country of this year's ITB.
15-16 at Devils Elbow Campground: Native American Pow-wow. This National Public Lands Day event is in conjunction with the 50th Anniversary of the National Historic Trails System and features a pow-wow with a drum group and exhibition dancers.
29-30 3rd Jamestown Intertribal Pow-wow. Jamestown Settlement Living History Museum, Williamsburg, VA.