bagnio

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bagnio

1. A bathing establishment.
2. A brothel.
3. A Turkish prison.
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Having lived in Algiers, Morgan would have seen returning corsairs with their booty and hapless captives, drudging along the streets to the bagnios of slavery.
Cruickshank's own specialist knowledge provides descriptions of the bagnios and of the speculative buildings where ill-gotten gains could be had.
There were all sorts of hostelries and stores, liveries, an opulent opera house, bagnios and other pleasure palaces, and, naturally, a thriving cemetery on Boot Hill.
The bottomless pit encompasses us on one side, and stews and bagnios on the other.
Languishing in the Algerian bagnios from which he tried to escape four times, Cervantes could reflect on the morisco counterparts to his Arab and Turkish captors, not to mention the opportunistically zealous renegades, converts from Christianity who often did not compare favorably with his compatriot (forced) converts from Islam.