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A stick decorated with feathers, used by various American Indian peoples in their religious ceremonies.
- ‘In a clearing, Maori warriors are chanting around a niu or prayer stick.’
- ‘Also when we look at the chants, we use prayer stick, drum and cistra and also there is liturgical dance.’
- ‘He watched Coptic monks, carrying T-shaped prayer sticks, who danced the Psalms.’
- ‘Every village and town has a procession of priests resplendent in their robes and carrying prayer sticks (to lean on during the inordinately lengthy services), crosses and ornate velvet tasselled umbrellas to shield them from the sun.’
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Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.