Feast-of-fools sentence example

feast-of-fools
  • The burlesque ritual which characterized the Feast of Fools throughout the middle ages was now at its height.
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  • Of this kind of retribution Scott in The Abbot gives a vivid picture, the Protestants interrupting the mass celebrated by the trembling remnant of the monks in the ruined abbey church, and insisting on substituting the traditional Feast of Fools.
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  • Various efforts were made during the middle ages to abolish the Feast of Fools.
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  • To preside over these festivities it was customary to have a master of the ceremonies, who was called king in Provence, somewhat after the manner of the Feast of Fools.
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