blessing way
 n.— «He remembered the Blessing Way held when he and his cousins had left after their last furlough for Camp Pendleton and then for Saigon and Okinawa. He remembered the sweat bath and the Singer, even older than Sandoval, sprinkling his shoulders with the sacred pollen, and the old, cracked voice rising over the rhythm of the pot drum.» —by Tony Hillerman The Blessing Way , 1970. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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