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  • proper n. The historical places named Venice within Northern Italy, i.e. the current Italian regions of Venezia Tridentina-Sud Tirol/Alto Adige, Venezia Euganea, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, and the current provinces of Bergamo, Brescia, Cremona (i.e. Venezia Orobica), and Mantua.

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Examples

  • David kept his face straight, then grinned as their hostess seated them in a private booth beneath a wall tapestry of Venices Canal Grande in muted colors.

    The After Wife

  • The fact is, Rezzable is creating Venices on the grid now.

    Rezzable Productions: The slippery slope of turning art into a revenue stream

  • Romes, Venices, and Parises, I would write a book on modern marriages made under the influence of the Christian system, and

    A Marriage Contract

  • I have been to the other so called Venices; Leningrad, Amsterdam and Venice Beach California, but they are like comparing a Cessna with the Concorde.

    Lontano: A Venetian Theory of Relativity

  • Murjek's only claim to fame was that it hosted the one hundred and seventy-first known duplicate of Venice, and one of only three Venices rendered entirely in white marble.

    The Year's Best Science Fiction 23rd Annual Collection

  • Venices set in the heart of the greater, when, moored to the banks by hanging stages decked with crimson satin and Persian carpets, they bore their freight of ladies in cherry-red brocade and green damask close under the balconies incrusted with many-coloured marbles from which other ladies leaned to gaze at them, in gowns with black sleeves slashed with white, stitched with pearls or bordered with lace.

    Within a Budding Grove

  • Venices of Tenochtitl├ín and Tlatelolco, linked by causeways, has been sucked dry, and rivers have turned into underground sewers.

    History Moving North

  • Formerly it hovered about shores, and built its Tyres, Venices, Amsterdams, and

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 02, No. 08, June 1858

  • Thus the American map bristles with Berlins, Bremens, Hamburgs, Warsaws and Leipzigs, and is beginning to show Stockholms, Venices, Belgrades and Christianias.

    Chapter 10. Proper Names in America. 3. Geographical Names

  • Odoric of Pordenone, another friar, and a very good observer too, set forth in 1316 and sailed round India and through the Spice Islands by the same sea route by which the Polos had brought their Tartar princess back to Persia, and so reached Canton, 'a city as big as three Venices ... and all Italy hath not the amount of craft that this one city hath. '

    Medieval People

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