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RIOTOUSLY, pleadings. A technical word properly used in an indictment for a riot, and ex vi termini, implies violence. 2 Sess. Cas. 13; 2 Str. 834; 2 Chit. Cr. Law, 489.

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Le Grand-Saconnex [Switzerland], May 12 ( ANI ): Organisers of the Eurovision Song Contest, the riotously camp transcontinental music competition, banned a Chinese TV station from broadcasting Saturday's final.
MR SLOANE (9pm Sky Atlantic) IT'S not riotously funny.
It is at once touching and tender, and, at times, riotously funny.
Saying that, it was also a surprisingly charming love story and riotously funny comedy, as well as being packed with one great song after another.
This may not be the most riotously funny movie they've ever acted in, but they still manage to survive its leaden scripting and messy mirth-making-with their stellar reputations and appeal relatively intact!
One situates riotously colored swaths amid tic-tac-toe grids and atop a washy ground, while the second incorporates squiggles, drips, smudges, and a seemingly unspoolinggridded net.
Before the performance, a veteran usher advised this reviewer to "look into the eyes of the little girls watching the ballet - then write the review." A reminder that the gift of "The Nutcracker" goes beyond superb dancing and riotously successful costuming to the magical beginning of personal memory.
Six Colours (Tendillas de Santa Paula 6; is a riotously adorned cafe and pub and a community staple for dining and drag.
"Lord's first novel is a clever, exuberant mix of Caribbean and Senegalese influences that balances riotously funny set pieces ...
The results are riotously funny, and a sly critique of the slipshod manufacturing of women's products: the first line is "Take a deep Brecht and relapse." In "Girl Watching," cliches used to refer to the erotic attractiveness of women are rescued from dullness to a new sweet/tartness: "she's a fresh bingo dabber, a claw-foot tub, cinnamon unwaxed floss." In "Twister," cake and disaster arrive together--don't they always?--and Holbrook questions the notion of language as a "pixilated cabbage" of our wilful desires.
This latest offering from the Discworld series, where nothing is as it seems to be, is a riotously funny look at the national pastime of football.
blooming riotously as the rainbow flames that burst forth