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Pow Wow

Informal; a meeting, especially an urgent meeting. For example, a manager may have a pow wow with an employee who is underperforming to warn him about his situation.
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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.
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.
They are highly sought out for pow-wows and took the honor of Best Northern Drum as well as Best Hand Drum later that evening at GON.
Tourism ventures on the small island range from the economic support of local, Native arts and crafts artisans to the support of summer cultural festivals and pow-wows. As well, the leaderships of the Wagmatcook, Waycobah, and Membertou First Nations have supported the development of community centres within their Nations, with the centres playing a direct role in providing tourism services via museums, art galleries, cultural exhibits, arts and crafts production facilities, gift shops and restaurants.
Respondents who participated in cultural activities including pow-wows, sweat lodge, drum group and roundhouse dance reported significantly higher Native American ethnic identity than their counterparts who did not take part in cultural activities.
Residents also embrace their city's Native American culture by hosting numerous pow-wows, while 9,000 cyclists participate in the STP Bicycle Classic, an annual, two-day bike ride from Seattle to Portland.