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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.
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.
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.
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.
The Carnival Bar & Grill is already in operation as a restaurant during the week and club during the weekends.
While the carnival occupies a minor position in the film, the sequencing of the carnival with Beloved's arrival suggests a link between them.
At their annual carnival in south-central Mexico, Tlaxcala Indians masquerade as dandified Europeans with rosy pink faces and don formal wear such as tuxedos and top hats.
ARUBA Carnival, Celebrity, Crystal, Holland America, Norwegian, Orient, Princess, Radisson Seven Seas, Royal Caribbean, Windjammer, Windstar.
Batson and Milla Cozart Riggio, "Trinidad Carnival Timeline" (31-38); Part I: "Emanicpation, Ethnicity, and Identity in Trinidad and Tobago Carnival--From the Nineteenth Century to the Present": Milla Cozart Riggio, "The Carnival Story--Then and Now: Introduction to Part I" (39-47); J.
Matthew Barney's recently concluded Cremaster cycle, with its baroque symbolic systems and rituals of performance, should be at least partially primed for De Lama Lamina for this year's Carnival in the Bahian city of Salvador.
It's Carnival, and the parade is pulsating through the streets of downtown Charlotte Amalie in St.
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