from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A festival celebrated in ancient Rome in honor of Flora or Chloris.
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_Walpurgisnacht_, is a very ancient sacred festival, associated with erotic ceremonial, and regarded by Grimm as having a common origin with the Roman _floralia_ and the Greek _dionysia_.
Poggio, early in the sixteenth century, found it the custom for men and women to bathe together at Baden, and said that he seemed to be assisting at the _floralia_ of ancient Rome, or in Plato's Republic.
Folia radicalia in specimine unico viso defuere; ramos subtendentia abbreviata, vagina aperta ipsum folium superante; floralia subspathiformia sed foliacea nec membranacea.
"Rip off" seems unfair, given that the imitation is better than the original: better, simpler use of color, way less busy the tacked-on-looking floralia in the original, ugh, and the simple trust that design and image can convey meaning without the cloying sentiment of the original's text.
Folia alterna i in quibufdam floralia bina ex eodem punfto nafcentia.