What are we to make of the riotous subplots which tend to crowd out the ‘main’ line of action?
One of French labor's friends in power, Georges Clemenceau, as described by Friedman, in 1906 sent troops to the Nord and the Pas de Calais to break a coal miner's strike and repress riotous behavior by the strikers.
Major economical upheaval caused a riotous outcry from the public for a more efficient government and less waste.
Police emerged, many with nightsticks, many on horseback, and, in order to prevent what they perceived as the beginnings of a riotous attack on City Hall, they began beating those protesters who were attempting to march south.
In her riotous large-scale paintings, flat vivid colors and explosive splash patterns bound and swirl, slipping giddily toward the edges as if daring the canvas to contain them.
Under Nicholas I this practice became widespread; arson, crimes by civilians in the company of soldiers, and riotous behaviour by peasants in the presence of military guards were among the cases handled by the army courts.
Don stood in the centre of what had become a riotous assembly, grinning sheepishly, enjoying the pats on the back.
Alternatively riotous crowds would try to intimidate local magistrates into fixing acceptable prices, which was seen anyway as nothing less than their duty.
Relax, recline, become recumbent and ready yourself for this week's riotous , relay of rich regale from the odder and more interesting side of the Net.
What could cause such a riotous disturbance in the politics of the duchy?