Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of bacchanal.

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Examples

  • That year Chang opened Momofuku Ssäm Bar, a hot spot known for its enormous pork-butt bacchanals, and in 2008 came Momofuku Ko, his 12-seat bid at Michelin stardom.

    The Chef and the Critic

  • In his role as a professional eater and drinker on Travel Channel's No Reservations, Anthony Bourdain's omnivorous bacchanals across the globe have become the stuff of foodie legend.

    A Night Out With Anthony Bourdain

  • And gabachos have warped our precious St. Patrick's Day and Cinco de Mayo holidays into bacchanals of booze and women--on second thought, that's a compliment.

    Gustavo Arellano: ¡ASK A MEXICAN! Special Mexicans are Racist Edición

  • Associated Press In the centuries after the Reformation, some Protestants, notably the Puritans in England, sought to ban Christmas celebrations as pagan bacchanals, which they often were.

    No Church This Sunday—It's Christmas

  • And gabachos have warped our precious St. Patrick's Day and Cinco de Mayo holidays into bacchanals of booze and women--on second thought, that's a compliment.

    Gustavo Arellano: ¡ASK A MEXICAN! Special Mexicans are Racist Edición

  • A reader sends along a copy of a breathless invitation that he received from Matthew Stadler, a Randy Gragg comrade in pretention and tortured artist-type gay author who puts together "presentations/symposia/bacchanals in Portland, Oregon, replete with food, drink, music, and general boisterousness garlanding the central pleasure of bright intellects voicing their excellent texts, winging it in conversation, and screening or presenting various textual and visual delights."

    Creep Suzette (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • Ed Fornieles's bright, brash work channels these US imports, from booze-soaked bacchanals aping those in Landis's landmark film to sculptures tapping teenhood's totems and sacred sites.

    This week's new exhibitions

  • The aim of the trip is to go porknocking—that is, diamond prospecting—but the narrator is just as interested in the backwater bacchanals.

    Cheeshahteaumauk, Class of '65 (1665)

  • A reader sends along a copy of a breathless invitation that he received from Matthew Stadler, a Randy Gragg comrade in pretention and tortured artist-type gay author who puts together "presentations/symposia/bacchanals in Portland, Oregon, replete with food, drink, music, and general boisterousness garlanding the central pleasure of bright intellects voicing their excellent texts, winging it in conversation, and screening or presenting various textual and visual delights."

    Jack Bog's Blog: May 2009 Archives

  • Little Malcolm won the Silver Bear at Berlin in 1974 Cooper's next movie, the sombre and chastening Overlord, won another Silver Bear in 1975, and the post-ceremonial bacchanals were memorable indeed.

    Eunarchy in the UK: George Harrison's first movie

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