from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- A city of southern Sicily, Italy, on the Mediterranean Sea. Founded c. 688 BC by Greek colonists from Crete and Rhodes, it reached the height of its prosperity in the fifth century BC. The dramatist Aeschylus lived here.
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There is a pun on the name Gela and 'ridiculous' which it is impossible to keep in English.
The children in Gela are allowed to caress at least Domenico, but I –
Domenico seems to be a god in Gela, to say nothing of his –
"But Gela is an interesting town," said Donna Micaela, obstinately.
"Gela is a village of a hundred houses, which is situated on the southern side of Monte Chiaro, quite at its foot," continued Donna Micaela, with the most innocent expression.
The roof of the church fell in during the last earthquake, and it has never been mended, for Gela is quite destitute.
According to the standard system of designation, its single planet was simply referred to as Gela!
I have not thought of looking for the great philosopher's villa in Gela.
The night before D-Day, as the Samuel Chase steamed through stormy weather to the southwestern beaches at Gela, Sicily, he had slept in a bunk on the weather deck.
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