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  • noun 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.

    A Philosophical Dictionary 2007

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

    Firedoglake » FDL Late Nite: Who’s Your Hero? 2006

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

    The King Must Die Renault, Mary, 1905-1983 1958

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

    Quo Vadis: a narrative of the time of Nero Henryk Sienkiewicz 1881

  • 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

    Quo Vadis: a narrative of the time of Nero Henryk Sienkiewicz 1881

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

    The Master-Christian Marie Corelli 1889


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