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Debauchery

Debt (See BANKRUPTCY, POVERTY.)
Alexander VI
Borgia pope infamous for licentiousness and debauchery. [Ital. Hist.: Plumb, 219–220]
Bacchus
(Gk. Dionysus) god of wine; honored by Bacchanalias. [Gk. Myth.: Howe, 83]
Behan, Brendan
(1923–1964) uninhibited Irish playwright who lived wildly. [Irish Lit.: NCE, 261]
Bowery
Manhattan district, once notorious for brothels and gambling halls. [Am. Hist.: Hart, 97]
Hell-fire Club
18th-century British clique devoted to debauchery. [Br. Hist.: Brewer Note-Book, 411]
Nero
(A.D. 37–68) hated as Roman emperor; led life of debauchery. [Rom. Hist.: NCE, 1909]
Pandarus
a “honey-sweet lord”; go-between for lovers. [Br. Lit.: Troilus and Cressida]
Pornocracy
period of unparalleled papal decadence (early 10th century). [Christian Hist.: Grun, 106]
Rasputin
(1871–1916) debauchee who preached and practised doctrine mixing religious fervor with sexual indulgence. [Russ. Hist.: NCE, 1770]
Saturnalia
licentious December 17th feast honoring Saturn. [Rom. Myth.: Espy, 19]
Satyricon
tales of vice and luxury in imperial Rome. [Rom. Lit.: Satyricon]
Sergius III
instituted the Pornocracy. [Christian Hist.: Grun, 106]
Sodom and Gomorrah
ancient cities destroyed by God because of their wickedness. [O.T.: Genesis 19:1–29]
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His dress was of threadbare velveteen--a faded, rusty, whitened black, like the ashes of a pipe or a coal fire after a day's extinction; discoloured with the soils of many a stale debauch, and reeking yet with pot-house odours.
ABCD ABSCOND ABDC ABDUCT ACBD ASCRIBED ACDB ASCENDIBLE ADBC ROADBLOCK ADCB TRADUCIBLE BACD BACKED BADC BARDIC BCAB BROCADE BCDA HERBICIDAL BDAC BIRDWATCHER BDCA BIRDCAGE CABD CARBIDE CADB CANDLEBERRY CBAD CUPBOARD CBDA CUBOIDAL CDAB CREDITABLE CDBA CUDBEAR DABC DIABETIC DACB DANCEABLE DBAC DEBAUCH DBCA DISBOSCATION DCAB EDUCABLE DCBA DECUBITAL
Three women from the "Coulee" [red light district] Friday night attired themselves as cowgirls and passed themselves off as participants in the Stampede and entered into a drunken debauch along Ninth avenue, one of them attempting to climb the sprinkling wagon near the King George Hotel.
Homosexual students are the pretext: the goal is to debauch Ontario's Catholic schools.
He also noted that, "The best way to destroy the capitalist system is to debauch the currency.
A new generation of gays discovers bucolic beaches and full-frontal nightlife during Gay Spring Break's inaugural debauch, over six weeks from February through April.