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  • n. Plural form of thyrse.

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Examples

  • St. Nil adds that the car was preceded by two choirs of priestesses of Bacchus, who carried the thyrses in their hands.

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  • Mirk lay outside, but our quest leads over misty mountains over tribes of thyrses:

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  • The poles of the thyrses, which dragged behind them like the spears of wounded men, were dabbled all over with bloodstained hand-prints.

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  • Around the quadriga ran men who shook thyrses ornamented with ribbons; others beat drums; others scattered flowers.

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  • 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

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  • "Ce sont des fleurs etranges, Et traitresses, avec leurs airs de sceptres d'anges, De thyrses lumineux pour doigts de seraphins,

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