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peace pipe

noun
1.
Origin of peace pipe
1770-1780
First recorded in 1770-80
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  • Solemnly the peace pipe had been puffed and solemnly the peace powwow held.

  • The Winnebago brave stood before the fire holding the peace pipe.

    Shaman Robert Shea
  • An embassy from the Paspaheghs had come with presents, and the peace pipe had been smoked.

    To Have and To Hold Mary Johnston
  • We smoked the peace pipe together, and I am his war chief again.

    To Have and To Hold Mary Johnston
  • He beat it out on the anvil and fashioned a peace pipe on its handle.

    Blue Ridge Country Jean Thomas
  • The Iroquois next took out his peace pipe and pouch of tobacco.

    The Story of Tonty Mary Hartwell Catherwood
  • I offer this peace pipe, the same I have just offered to the Maker of us both.

    Indian Scout Talks Charles A. Eastman
  • The Apaches did not smoke the peace pipe, unless it was proposed by some other Indians.

British Dictionary definitions for peace pipe

peace pipe

noun
1.
a long decorated pipe smoked by North American Indians on ceremonial occasions, esp as a token of peace Also called calumet, pipe of peace
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