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A building where prostitutes are available.  Synonyms: bawdyhouse, bordello, brothel, cathouse, house of ill repute, house of prostitution, sporting house, whorehouse.
A building containing public baths.  Synonym: bathhouse.

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"Bagnio" Quotes from Famous Books

... favorite property with men of imaginative genius. Rousseau and Byron knew how to use it as a fictitious background before which they might posture with effect. But, until the world's literature shall mercifully forget them, the "Enfants Trouves" and the Venetian bagnio strip these writers of their fine words, and hold them before the generations in scandal and disgrace. No reader of "Levana" can miss the refutation of that poisonous lie, that men of genius, because of their mental endowments, have a natural inaptitude for domestic relations, or ...
— The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 12, No. 72, October, 1863 • Various

... were in the Bagnio of Civita Vecchia two galley slaves, Antonio Simonetti and Domenico Avanzi. Simonetti was a man of thirty, whose life, short as it was, seemed to have been one long career of crime. He had enlisted at an early age in the Pontifical dragoons, and served for seven years; on leaving the army, he ...
— Rome in 1860 • Edward Dicey

Words linked to "Bagnio" :   edifice, house of prostitution, house, house of ill repute, sudatorium, cathouse, building, sudatory, massage parlor

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