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 for Orgies
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Orgy \Or"gy\, n.; pl. Orgies.
     A frantic revel; drunken revelry. See Orgies
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Orgy \Or"gy\, n.; sing. Orgies. [F. orgie, orgies, L. orgia,
     pl., Gr. ?; akin to ? work. See Organ, and Work.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. A sacrifice accompanied by certain ceremonies in honor of
        some pagan deity; especially, the ceremonies observed by
        the Greeks and Romans in the worship of Dionysus, or
        Bacchus, which were characterized by wild and dissolute
        revelry. Usually in the plural form.
  
     Note: [The singular is rarely used in this sense.]
           [1913 Webster]
  
                 As when, with crowned cups, unto the Elian god,
                 Those priests high orgies held.    --Drayton.
           [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Wild, drunken, or licentious revelry; an uninhibited
        carouse. --B. Jonson. --Tennyson.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. A series of sexual activities involving more than two
        couples in a group.
        [PJC]
  
     4. Hence: An event characterized by unrestrained indulgence
        in passion; as, an orgy of buying of internet stocks.
        [PJC]

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