American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- An island of southern Italy in the Mediterranean Sea west of the southern end of the Italian peninsula. It was colonized from the eighth century B.C. by Greeks, who displaced the earlier Phoenician settlers. The next conquerors were Carthaginians, who in turn were conquered by Romans in the third century B.C. After a succession of other rulers the island came under the control of the Normans in the 11th century A.D. and formed the nucleus of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, consisting of Sicily and southern Italy. The island continued to change hands until a later kingdom was conquered by Giuseppe Garibaldi in 1860 and became part of unified Italy.
- n. An autonomous region and island of Italy.
- n. the Italian region on the island of Sicily
- n. the largest island in the Mediterranean
- From Italian Sicilia, from Latin Sicilia, from Ancient Greek Σικελία (Sikelia), from Σίκελος Sikelos meaning Sicels. (Wiktionary)
“The masterly series of Montalbano novelsby Andrea Camilleri, set in Sicily, is well-captured in the Italian TV films of Excursion to Tindari and one with a title about croquettes (seeminglywritten for TV by the author).”
“Though, Vogue writes, "Kate Moss 'agent denied more rumours this morning that the supermodel married her long-term boyfriend Jamie Hince over the summer, confirming that she is not married and that a' low-key ceremony in Sicily 'never happened.”
“Just because you have asked, I was unfamiliar with but liked very much the reds from Mount Etna in Sicily, and I also taste a Sicilian Fiano that I liked very much.”
“He and his hungry crew make a stop in Sicily at Mount Aetna, which is inhabited by Cyclopes.”
“He lived for a year in Sicily before moving to Hiroshima, Japan, where he taught English to technical students for eight years, before returning to England.”
“The Mafia is almost totally expunged in Sicily anyhow – at least publicly.”
“I was reading a book the other night on the Allied war effort during the campaigns in Sicily and Italy during WWII.”
“II. vi --- Back in Sicily, Pompey parleys as good as parties with a triumvirs as good as strikes a deal which avoids conflict many to a offend of his father's aged troops companion Menas, who had tried to get immature Pompey to cut his rivals 'throats whilst he had a chance.”
“If the ISP in Sicily has a message for a network belonging to the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, and the ISP that is advertising the best route to that network is the one in Tel Aviv, then it sends the message through Israel because that appears to be the shortest route.”
“His battalion then moved to the European theater, fighting in Sicily, Italy.”
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