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Farsang

1. An obsolete Persian unit of length equivalent to 6.23 meters.

2. A Persian unit of length equivalent to 10 meters.
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At last, having seen the Parsee carnival wind away in the distance, he was turning his steps towards the station, when he happened to espy the splendid pagoda on Malabar Hill, and was seized with an irresistible desire to see its interior.
"Be easy, my dear boy; they will come in due season; it is only a question of how much shall be charged for them." Morcerf then, with that delighted philosophy which believes that nothing is impossible to a full purse or well-lined pocketbook, supped, went to bed, slept soundly, and dreamed he was racing all over Rome at Carnival time in a coach with six horses.
This furnished the trappers and their Indian friends a perpetual carnival; so that, to slay and eat seemed to be the main occupations of the day.
You are a beautiful and luxurious creature: life is to you full and complete only when it is a carnival of love.
Once only, just after Harvard, he had spent a few gay weeks at Florence with a band of queer Europeanised Americans, dancing all night with titled ladies in palaces, and gambling half the day with the rakes and dandies of the fashionable club; but it had all seemed to him, though the greatest fun in the world, as unreal as a carnival. These queer cosmopolitan women, deep in complicated love-affairs which they appeared to feel the need of retailing to every one they met, and the magnificent young officers and elderly dyed wits who were the subjects or the recipients of their confidences, were too different from the people Archer had grown up among, too much like expensive and rather malodorous hot-house exotics, to detain his imagination long.
Let the reader imagine all these grotesque figures of the Pont Neuf, those nightmares petrified beneath the hand of Germain Pilon, assuming life and breath, and coming in turn to stare you in the face with burning eyes; all the masks of the Carnival of Venice passing in succession before your glass,--in a word, a human kaleidoscope.
Costa Concordia shipwreck litigation could stall Costa Concordia disaster prompts change More Costa Concordia passengers sue Carnival Plaintiffs firms prepare to sue Carnival on behalf of cruise ship passengers Costa Concordia crew member sues Carnival for $100 million Cruise ship victims can't sue in the U.S.
Cyprus' financial woes will be at the epicenter of the Limassol Carnival that is exactly a month away from today and lasts 10 days.
Carnival Cruise Lines has renamed its all-inclusive beverage package OCheers!O and expanded the test program to a fourth ship, the Carnival Dream.
He said he has never heard about any carnival that appeals to people and lets them feel interested during Eid.
ORGANISERS are looking for enthusiastic dance volunteers to join in the second Tyne Carnival.
Carnival says "substantially all" of the insurance recoverables relate to the Costa Concordia, which ran aground and capsized off the island of Giglio, Italy, on Jan.
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