Shrovetide

NOUN
  1. immediately preceding Lent
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  • I was obsessed with that music," he said, noting his ideas for "Central Market" took a cue from "Petrushka," Stravinsky's evocation of the Shrovetide Fair in 19th century St. Petersburg. Whistle While He Works
  • Events such as the Shrovetide football match in Ashbourne, Derbyshire, where both the upper and lower halves of the town collide en masse around a ball, or the ancient sport of dwile flonking from the Norfolk/Suffolk area, which is half-custom/half-drinking game and was recently banned under health and safety regulations. This week's new DVD & Blu-ray
  • In many places this Sunday after and the next two days were used to prepare for Lent by a good confession; hence in England we find the names Shrove Sunday and Shrovetide. Quinquagesima Sunday
  • Equally intriguing are the instructions for more obscure sustenance such as rum omelets, sago-cream pudding, Shrovetide pancakes, furmety, syllabub, dulcet creams, and an adaptation for curds and whey.
  • In Ashborne, increasing numbers of "tourists" join in the Royal Shrovetide Football Match, a riotous two-day cross between rugby and soccer that has few rules and uses the entire English Midlands town as its playing field. Honestly, This Part of England Has the World's Biggest Liars
  • The mysterious, magical tale of love and revenge unfolds at a Russian Shrovetide fair, centering around a puppet called "Petrushka," who in Pinocchio-style comes to life. Petrushka
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art/Bequest of Benjamin Altman 'Young Man and Woman in an Inn ("Yonker Ramp and His Sweetheart")' (1623) The selection spans most of Hals's career, beginning with the bawdy "Merrymakers at Shrovetide" (c. 1616-17), a densely packed image of revelers that pits a red-faced toper against a young blonde whose flushed cheeks accord nicely with her coral jewelry and elegant, lace-trimmed red dress. Picture-Perfect Rogues' Gallery
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art/Bequest of Benjamin Altman 'Young Man and Woman in an Inn ("Yonker Ramp and His Sweetheart")' (1623) The selection spans most of Hals's career, beginning with the bawdy "Merrymakers at Shrovetide" (c. 1616-17), a densely packed image of revelers that pits a red-faced toper against a young blonde whose flushed cheeks accord nicely with her coral jewelry and elegant, lace-trimmed red dress. Picture-Perfect Rogues' Gallery
  • Merrymakers at Shrovetide" about 1615 shows all the trappings of a Dutch pre-Lenten feast. Don't Miss: July 23-29
  • Several readers were confused about a Shrovetide game being played in what is, in the painting, obviously harvest time in August or September. Corrections and clarifications
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