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a festival marked by merrymaking and processions

a frenetic disorganized (and often comic) disturbance suggestive of a large public entertainment

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a traveling show

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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.
2 "Carnivals Playing the Top 50 Fairs," Amusement Business Magazine, December 18, 1995, 27.
In the 19th century and for the first few decades of this century, carnivals criss-crossed the United States, providing entertainment to people in small towns.
"I can guarantee that the quality of the work produced by the community participants under the direction of SWICA Carnival's team of expert artists and makers really does exceed and outshine anything we have produced in the past 25 years and confirms the annual Cardiff Carnival is in the premier league of UK carnivals.
They will then unveil their new costumes on the theme of the Lost City of Atlantis at the Huddersfield Carnival on July 11, before taking part in carnivals in Leicester on August 1 and Leeds on Bank Holiday Monday, August 31.
The countdown is on to one of Wales' biggest carnivals - and you can get involved.
This is the time of the Rio Carnival - the street party against which all other carnivals in the world are measured.
Organisers say Brazilica will be a Rio-style Brazilian samba carnival exploding with life, music and dazzling costumes, inspired by the exciting carnivals, which take place across Brazil during the weekend before the start of Lent.
Carnivals, Rogues, and Heroes: An Interpretation of the Brazilian Dilemma.