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whirling dervish

Boundless energy. Dervishes are members of a mendicant religious order of Sufi Moslems. Part of their worship is a trance-inducing ritual in which the men, who wear billowing white skirts whirl in circles meant to replicate planets revolving around the sun. “Whirling dervish” became a metaphor for nonstop energy, used in such ways as “He dashed through the hardware store, then ran home and cleaned out the garage and then built shelves along one wall, all before lunch—he was a regular whirling dervish.”
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Dervish also did not address whether the river might flow again next spring.
Director of enforcement and financial crime, Tracey McDermott, said : 'Many consumers committed their life savings or their pensions to these property investments as they trusted Mr Bentley-Leek and Mr Dervish s advice.
Bentley-Leek and Dervish failed to warn of the riskiness of the investments, which were made between March 2004 and November 2010, and also kept quiet about their involvement as directors and owners of some of the development companies.
Phew, their seemingly many efforts on our behalf are truly amazing, a one man/ woman whirling dervish, puts the rest of us Brookfield residents to shame.
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The hat Mevleviyeh dervish wears (who is scraped of self) is called sikke and symbolises the grave stone.
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Nevertheless Dervish decided to cancel the concerts after the overwhelming amount of negative comments on the band's Facebook page.
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The nature, gender and identity of the Dervish remained questionable.
Intelligently written, emotionally charged, American Dervish is a loss-of-innocence tale that will leave readers pondering the state of their own faith.
st] Century-style); find romance on the Bosporus; explore Istanbul's Grand Bazaar and meet a Sephardic Jewish Antiques dealer; search for the origins of Anat, the mother goddess; enjoy sumptuous Turkish cuisine; witness the Whirling Dervish ceremony in Konya, celebrating sufi mystic poet Jelalludin Rumi; and encounter Turkish soldiers at gunpoint on the Syrian border.
The Dervishes, who are visiting the northern part of the island to feature in this week's celebrations of the founder of the Sufi Dervish order Mevlana Celaleddin-i Belhi Rumi's death, hail from Konya, Turkey's Sufi Islam capital.
Talking about the inspiration behind his artwork, Shafique said that the whirling dervish dance is a dance of unity and a form of meditation.