American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A city of northeast Italy near the Adriatic Sea northeast of Florence. An important naval station in Roman times, it was an Ostrogoth capital in the fifth and sixth centuries A.D. and the center of Byzantine power in Italy from the late sixth century until c. 750, when it was conquered by the Lombards. Ravenna eventually became part of the papal dominions and was included in the kingdom of Italy in 1860. Population: 151,000.
- n. a battle between the French and an alliance of Spaniards and Swiss and Venetians in 1512
- From Italian Ravenna. (Wiktionary)
“Garden building Saturday, 10 am to 3 pm, at locations in Ravenna, the Central District, and Delridge; more info available here.”
“Over the past 11 years, I've lived in Ravenna/Roosevelt, Ballard/Phinney Ridge, Beacon Hill, and Greenwood.”
“Guidobaldo (1472 – 1508), the legitimate heir to the dukedom, was born months before Bessarion died in Ravenna, en route to France. back”
“So I drove to Whole Foods in Ravenna and found a fresh batch right as I came into the store.”
“Bad stuff was creeping north from the U-District (i.e., drug paraphenalia and dead bodies in Ravenna Park, bums roaming the neighborhoods) and the public schools were appalling.”
“One of the most charming features of Ravenna is that the English translations on the explanatory text in all the churches and museums seem to come from a single practiced hand, itself a blend of East and West: “The clothing was covered by rich coiffures, closed in silk hairnet with golden threads, and by precious footwear in black leather with baked golden decorations.””
“And of course, the Queen Ravenna is a combination of the Queen Mary, the Normandie and other ocean liners.”
“You also meet the original queen that the ship Ravenna is named after.”
“The Ohio National Guard's Camp Ravenna is located on what is commonly known as the Ravenna”
“Ravenna from the most distant countries of Europe, admired his wisdom, magnificence, 34 and courtesy; and if he sometimes accepted either slaves or arms, white horses or strange animals, the gift of a sun-dial, a water-clock, or a musician, admonished even the princes of Gaul of the superior art and industry of his Italian subjects.”
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