snake charmer


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snake charmer

an entertainer, esp in Asia, who charms or appears to charm snakes by playing music and by rhythmic body movements
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As well as the snake charmers and their attendant musicians, belly dancers, henna painters and fortune tellers all canvass business from the tourists.
Snake charmer, Karma Nath, says: "I am one of those whose snakes have been computer chipped.
As well as the big cats, the circus also features a python used by a Ukrainian snake charmer in her act.
While snake charmers might be a popular tourist attraction in some parts of the world, a "snake dance" by a pipeline full of fuel definitely would not be anywhere on the list of "must sees" for our deployed forces.
The dark, undulating figure of the snake charmer dances ambiguously
To make a cobra "dance," a snake charmer startles one with light, and then teases it to follow the motion of a waving flute.
1886; The Sleeping Gypsy (which Alfred Barr called "one of the most remarkable canvases of the nineteenth century"); The Snake Charmer, 1907; The Football Players, 1908, at the Guggenheim in New York (none of which will, unfortunately, travel to Tubingen); and Tiger Attacking a Buffalo.
The Democrats would've stiffened instead of being charmed by the snake charmer.
The dead live in "jars" from which even the snake charmer can lure nothing other than a creature with a "poisonous tongue.
SNAKE charmer Peter Wright has revealed how a visit to the last trance saloon galvanised his career and turned him into a world title contender.
As we left the zoo, my heartbeat had nearly returned to normal until I spotted a snake charmer offering tourists the chance to pose with a cobra.
Riders have only ten days to come to terms with the new rules and jockey Dave Crosse, back from a hernia operation, would have picked up 20 days of leisure for his winning ride on Snake Charmer.