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Revelry

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Bacchanalia festival
in honor of Bacchus, god of wine. [Rom. Religion: NCE, 203]
Boar’s Head Tavern
scene of Falstaff’s carousals. [Br. Lit.: I Henry IV; II Henry IV]
Comus
hard-drinking god of festive mirth; whence, comic. [Gk. Myth.: Espy, 31]
Dionysia
celebrations honoring the wine god, Dionysus. [Gk. Religion: Avery, 399, 404–408; Parrinder, 80]
Dionysus
(Rom. Bacchus) god of wine and revelry. [Gk. Myth.: Parrinder, 39]
Fête Champêtre
erotically tinged painting of picnic scene. [Fr. Art: Daniel, 102]
Goliards
wandering scholar-poets of satirical Latin verse celebrating sensual pleasure. [Medieval Hist.: NCE, 1105]
grapes, garland of
traditional headdress of Dionysus (Bacchus). [Gk. and Rom. Myth.: Jobes, 373]
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With Britain in recession, Gordon Brown is happy to lavish thousands of pounds of taxpayers' money on Christmas revelries.
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VALENCIA - Rave parties - drug-saturated, all-night revelries featuring ear-blasting techno music and hundreds of teens wearing pajamas - are usually held in abandoned warehouses and remote wilderness areas, not in luxury hotels.
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The court upheld their validity, stating that the department's attempt to prevent these bacchanalian revelries was not an irrational one.