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It was not worn out of the house except on the Saturnalia, and was usually of some bright color.
THE PRIVATE LIFE OF THE ROMANSHAROLD WHETSTONE JOHNSTON
One cannot help wondering who first conceived the idea of these horrid saturnalia.
WITCH, WARLOCK, AND MAGICIANWILLIAM HENRY DAVENPORT ADAMS
By the light of Wycherley's comedies one may imagine the Restoration saturnalia of this wedding feast!
COURT BEAUTIES OF OLD WHITEHALLW. R. H. TROWBRIDGE
It was a sort of convulsion of nature and the fish seemed to look upon it as an opportunity for a Saturnalia.
THE SPORTSWOMAN'S LIBRARY, V. 2VARIOUS
Each village, in the absence of the baron at the assembly of the nations, enjoyed a kind of saturnalia.
THE BOOK OF CURIOSITIESI. PLATTS
Faith was far more assured in the times when the spiritual saturnalia were allowed than now.
SELECTIONS FROM PREVIOUS WORKSSAMUEL BUTLER
Their pay-nights were often a saturnalia of riot and disorder, dreaded by the inhabitants of the villages along the line of works.
LIVES OF THE ENGINEERSSAMUEL SMILES
It found us in lucid intervals conjuring up visions of a beer saturnalia when—alas!
THE SIEGE OF KIMBERLEYT. PHELAN
Orgies of pleasure-seeking, varying from saturnalia to mild sprees, result.
HUMAN NATURE AND CONDUCTJOHN DEWEY
The rich and the poor came together to enjoy the saturnalia in honor of the most blessed Saint Augustine.
MEXICO AND ITS RELIGIONROBERT A. WILSON
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WORDS RELATED TO SATURNALIA

  • bacchanal
  • bacchanalia
  • bender
  • binge
  • blowout
  • bout
  • carousal
  • circus
  • debauch
  • dissipation
  • excess
  • feast
  • fling
  • indulgence
  • jag
  • merrymaking
  • overindulgence
  • party
  • rampage
  • revel
  • revelry
  • saturnalia
  • splurge
  • spree
  • surfeit
  • tear
  • bacchanalia
  • fling
  • orgy
  • saturnalia
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