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- n. Plural form of thyrse.
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St. Nil adds that the car was preceded by two choirs of priestesses of Bacchus, who carried the thyrses in their hands.
Mirk lay outside, but our quest leads over misty mountains over tribes of thyrses:
The poles of the thyrses, which dragged behind them like the spears of wounded men, were dabbled all over with bloodstained hand-prints.
Around the quadriga ran men who shook thyrses ornamented with ribbons; others beat drums; others scattered flowers.
Greece and the journey in a thousand ships; a kind of triumphal advance of Bacchus among nymphs and bacchantes crowned with myrtle, vine, and honeysuckle; there will be women in tiger skins harnessed to chariots; flowers, thyrses, garlands, shouts of 'Evoe!' music, poetry, and applauding
"Ce sont des fleurs etranges, Et traitresses, avec leurs airs de sceptres d'anges, De thyrses lumineux pour doigts de seraphins,