- n. a city in Portugal
- From Portuguese Faro, from Old Portuguese Faaron. (Wiktionary)
“Faro is so bound up in the tortured psychodynamics of the films it's hard to get a sense of it as a purely physical place, but here, in what he says will be his last film appearance, Bergman draws back the curtain for [Marie] Nyreröd's camera to explore.”
“At over 500 feet above sea level, El Faro is said to be the second highest lighthouse in the world after the one in Gibraltar.”
“It was the slave she had fought, the one called Faro, who was now her property.”
“It seems that between Italy and Sicily there is a strait called Faro of Messina, where the tide ebbs and flows every six hours, and the fickleness of lucks tides in Faro where it ebbs and flows every six minutes, furnishes a felicitous illustration of the whimsicalness of the tides of Faro de Messina, and the game may have derived its name from that fact.”
“This island is separated from Italy by a strait, which is not more than a mile and a half over, and called the Faro or strait of Messina, from its contiguity to that city.”
“Some routes, such as Faro and Malaga, are already producing higher fares during the summer, although they will lead to a 10% increase in sector length, the CEO added.”
“Faro" went against them; "odd-and-even" was worse; _rouge-et-noir_ worst of all; and at night they were sober and dead broke, an unpleasant but not infrequent phase of boat life.”
“At Princes he found his company sought by the reputed Captain Robert Midford, who "prevailed upon him to play a game called 'Faro' for a small matter of diversion, but by degrees drew him on to play for larger sums, and by secret and fraudulent means obtained very large sums, in particular notes and bonds for £500.”
“At Princes he found his company sought by the reputed Captain Robert Midford, who “prevailed upon him to play a game called 'Faro' for a small matter of diversion, but by degrees drew him on to play for larger sums, and by secret and fraudulent means obtained very large sums, in particular notes and bonds for L500.””
“The name by which it was known in Egypt when Pharoah was on the Egyptian throne was Turgot, (see Noel's French dictionary of events and inventions) and one theory about the derivation of its name is, that the name "Faro" was substituted for Turgot to flatter King Pharaoh and propitiate his patronage.”
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