vomitorium


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vomitorium

A Vomitory in an ancient Roman theater or amphitheater.
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Under this theory, austerity was something like the apocryphal vomitorium at Roman feasts, allowing the economy to purge itself between successive bouts of overindulgence.
Disgust, the gag reflex and flights to the vomitorium greeted this week's news that horse flesh had breached the beef wall to contaminate burgers and frozen beef meals (lasagna, spaghetti Bolognese, shepherd's pie, meatballs) all over Europe.
And then I watched Tuesday's Commons debate on welfare cuts, saw the joy on the faces of Tory backbenchers as they raised their thumbs to back the kill, mouths almost salivating at the prospect of making the poorest among us even poorer, and I needed a vomitorium.
And if you're feeling really brave, you can also find out what Roman soldiers wore under their kilts, why rich Romans needed a vomitorium and how their deadly doctors were more likely to kill you than cure you.
As the couples paired off around the large stage, each Jack with his Jill yet strangely alone, they gradually parted, the ladies finally leaving stage left up the vomitorium and out a side door, the men left standing onstage, watching them walk away.
Not to mention possessing the most creative return to the vomitorium since Mel Brooks' 'History of the World Part I'.
It's a fun and friendly place - particularly the Nitelink service in Dublin that sometimes resembles what the last days of Rome must have been like, vomitorium included.
The overindulgence of which possibly, but probably apocryphally, led to the introduction of the vomitorium.
A vomitorium was a passageway in an amphitheater that 'vomited' spectators into their seats.
He began writing when Americans in Europe were a new, dramatic subject, and lived to see them so numerous that he called Venice "the vomitorium of Boston.
Memory again becomes compelling as the migrants review the oil boom wealth of their nation and cannot make out why the "surplus value / of hope" has become "raised to the brim of vomitorium.
Roger Ebert calls it `a gaudy vomitorium of a movie, violent, nauseating and a pretty good example of its genre.