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ba kuh nayl yuh

  • n  an orgiastic festival in ancient Greece in honor of Dionysus (= Bacchus)
  • n  a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity

  • To rein in the bacchanalia, local police have begun raiding unlicensed wedding parties and impounding gifts as evidence.
  • The Joint Chiefs fret over a breakdown of discipline, as if Tailhook had been a gay bacchanalia.
  • Wynne and his fellow Sigma Alpha Epsilon brothers began their bacchanalia with an off-campus keg party featuring "funneling," in which beer is shot through a rubber hose into the .
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  • Showtime cancels ‘The Borgias’
    So much debauchery, so little time. Fans of the bacchanalia, blood, and booty-filled “The Borgias” will have to start trolling the Internet to find Lucrezia-sized lust. Showtime has canceled the incredibly expensive series after three seasons. The series finale airs this Sunday at 10 p.m. Jeremy Irons stars in...
    June 6, 2013 - New York Post

  • Mikhail Saakashvili in EurasiaNet
    The frenzied bacchanalia that exists today [in the Russian media], for example, over Ukraine is mainly targeted at us [Georgia],Saakashvili said. "They [Russians] drove these people [Ukrainians] mad with their crude attempts to foist a...
  • Abashidze in EurasiaNet
    Abashidze told the Russian news agency Itar-Tass that he felt obliged to go to Russia on March 13 "to inform the international community of the chaos and bacchanalia reigning in Georgia."

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