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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Neri, Saint Philip Originally Filippo Neri. 1515-1595. Italian ecclesiastic who founded (1564) a religious order, the Fathers of the Oratory, and advised the Holy See to absolve Henry IV of France.

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  • The Chapel of St. Philip Neri is now used for daily Mass and devotions.

    Restoration and Dedication of a Chapel at St. Gabriel's in Stamford, CT: The St. Philip Neri Chapel

  • During his priorship, the citizens were divided into two factions called the Neri and Bianchi, as bitterly opposed to each other as both had been to the Ghibellines.

    Handbook of Universal Literature From the Best and Latest Authorities

  • Not long after, being an old man and worn out, he died at the age of about sixty years, leaving two sons who practised painting, one of whom, named Bicci, assisted him in many of his works, and the other, called Neri, drew the portraits of his father and himself in the chapel of the Lenzi in

    The Lives of the Painters, Sculptors & Architects, Volume 1 (of 8)

  • Ridzik's best friend on the force is his partner, Gallagher (the late Richard Bright, best known as Neri in the Godfather films), who does his best to persuade Ridzik to play ball with the brass.

    Home Theater Forum

  • Ridzik's best friend on the force is his partner, Gallagher (the late Richard Bright, best known as Neri in the

    Home Theater Forum

  • Rocco Rorandelli/TerraProject/Picturetank Paolo Neri stands inside the Buvette, which is fully staffed.

    A Symbol of Lawmaker Privilege

  • A few weeks ago, Shawn posted some images from the Palazzo Massimo in Rome, where each year, in memory of a miracle of St. Philipp Neri (on 16 March 1583, he revived 14 year old Prince Paul Massimo, who had died in the morning), special Masses are said.

    More from the Palazzo Massimo

  • Neri di Fiorvanti's bold design rejected the use of external supports such as flying buttresses, which were considered ugly and awkward by Italian architects.

    Jane Chafin: Brunelleschi's Dome

  • Other big names from China include fashion designers Jenny Ji, Joseph Li and Lu Kun, artist and curator Ou Ning, art critic and novelist Hu Fang, furniture designer Lv Yongzhong and the design and architecture team of Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu.

    A Moleskine 'Detour' to Shanghai

  • Largely as a result of this program, the percentage of children between the ages of seven and 14 who are out of school has fallen to 2%, from 16% in 1990, says Mr. Neri.

    A Rags-to-Riches Career Highlights Latin Resurgence

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